The director, Gil Kenan, might be a bit too hasty in getting to the effects-driven scary stretch in this redo of the 1982 classic.
It’s a timely, quietly powerful cautionary tale about a failing farming community faced with an offer from a big company that could bail them out of financial misery. But at what cost?
Somewhere inside this huge miscalculation there’s a sincere attempt to wrestle with the serious issue of grief, and the film represents an opportunity for viewers seeking a “good cry.”
Ah, downsizing during the Great Recession!