I found to movie to be pretty good compare to all the other movies. I was never a fan of any of the movies but I found this movie to be very good. I wish they remade the first movie with whoever directed this movie at the helm.
I thought it was awesome. The post credits scene was the first time I stood up and cheered! Great movie for the series.... made up for the last two (which are guilty pleasure but not as good as the first three). Beyond happy they kept Brad Dourif in it.
I'd recommend at least watching it once. Maybe you can rent it at a local place or on demand. I'd say buy it if you liked the other movies in the franchise....but I'm a big fan, and I just rented it on demand and probably won't watch it for a few more years, lol.