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A Nice Idea ...
on 19 June 2006
Given the write-up for this movie, I watched this in the hope that there would be some similarity to the scenes involving the tree in the first Poltergeist film as I remember these as being quite creepy. Sadly however there wasn't.
Acacia has a sorrowful feel to it and you find yourself bonding with the little orphaned boy. However, there was no real character-development and therefore it's hard to relate to or even care about anyone else.
On the whole I found this to be disappointing and feel that classifying this as a horror was misleading. It's better described as an intense family drama.
That said - it's nicely filmed with some good acting, especially from the youngsters. In this respect I would rate it with 3 out of 5 stars. The 2-star rating given above is based on its merits as a horror.
Better to rent than buy - unless it's particularly cheap.