✖️Pet Sematary✖️ Personally, I really enjoyed the new creative direction. The acting was decent, nice practical effects, and a beautiful set design. This adaptation does a much better job at informing the audience of the capability of the Pet Sematary, unlike the original. My biggest issue is pacing. It’s fast and seemed as if one tragic event would happen after another which pulled me out of the film. Lastly, where the hell is Norma Crandall? She’s an essential character to this story and is mostly responsible for Ellie’s curiosity about death and the afterlife, so it would make sense to have her in this film. Especially considering the controversial creative change they made within the story.