I wouldn’t go as far as to say Pet Sematary is better than the 1989 film. The original went where most mainstream horror films feared to tread at the time, arguably rendering this one less disturbing or memorable.
Marc Forster is an odd/interesting director he jumps from different genres and he really doesn’t seem to have a pattern or comfort zone which isn’t bad but go and check out his IMDB page and it seems random. He works a lot but he doesn’t have a strong following. Just a heads up here the trailer kind of made this film look like a thrillerish kind of film, it’ not, more of a weird drama.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a pretty clear political allegory with connotations to the recent conflicts in Libya and Iraq springing to mind. It’s also about conflict both within Caesar himself and more generally between Ape and Human with two distinct ideologies fighting for superiority.
Everest doesn’t disappoint. The movie is emotional and dramatic and with a fantastic cast it was always going to be a watchable and enjoyable movie.