Think you are been a bit over generous with those stars there mate.
Give me black and white,practical effects and the Universal old school logo and i'm a happy watcher.
Compare it to the 90s redo and it just has that 'feel' its a slow burn, there's no unnecessary score to sign post emotions and of course no CGI, just good old fashioned practical effects work. Get it watched.
I wanted to love this more, really I did.
The actors are a great match for the characters. The effects are spot on. But...........
It's an exercise in green moviemaking, they have recycled about as much as they ever could (aiming for no spoilers here). They have lifted some parts wholesale, whilst others they have taken and given a little flip around.
Again I wanted to love it, I can just about like it but mainly I came away thinking...... what a shame.