I made the effort to watch Amityville: The Awakening (2017) because of the name, proving that Hollywood films stuff because they know it draws viewers. If it didn’t have Amityville in the name, I probably would’ve watched. It had a few good bits, but other than that, there wasn’t anything special about this movie.
It was a haunted house/possession flick and taking out the Amityville name, it gets lost in the sea of similar movies. Who knew that this was the 15th Amityville movie made? I’ve only seen the original, the 2005 remake, and now this one; I won’t bother with the other 12.
It starts off rather quickly and continues to escalate. It wasn’t boring with great visuals, like the demon, but again, nothing new. It had some interesting attempts at being awesome, but the follow through failed. Like I said before it wasn’t all bad, and it made me jump once, which I give it credit for. I still don’t know why it’s Belle’s fault her brother, James, is in the condition he’s in; the explanation was unmemorable. Hollywood, please stop with the regurgitation of the same thing, there isno reason have so many sequels to the Amityville story.
Pretending this isn’t an Amityville sequel, I give it 3 out of 5 Stars.