Evil Dead (2013)
Critic Consensus: It may lack the absurd humor that underlined the original, but the new-look Evil Dead compensates with brutal terror, gory scares, and gleefully bloody violence.
|Rating:||R (for strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language)|
|Genre:||Mystery & Suspense, Horror|
|Directed By:||Fede Alvarez|
|Written By:||Diablo Cody, Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues|
|In Theaters:||Apr 5, 2013 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jul 16, 2013|
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Critic Reviews for Evil Dead
The current reboot feels uncreative. Watching the new film just made me miss Bruce Campbell's chin and shots of Raimi running insane through the woods.
The screenplay is abysmal, the performances are lifeless, and Alvarez's direction does nothing but rip pages out of Raimi's playbook.
It's gross and creepy and precisely the sort of horror movie your mother would probably hate.
If you wondered what the "Evil Dead" movies might be like without the central wit and charisma of Bruce Campbell, the answer now awaits you.
Too ludicrous to take seriously, yet too po-faced to laugh at, it sacrifices wit and energy for intensity.
Audience Reviews for Evil Dead
Quite possibly the goriest film ever made by a Hollywood studio, Evil Dead is a new Horror classic, a film that accomplishes the nearly impossible task of staying true to the original's roots while standing firmly on its own.
I was a big fan of the original. This was a half decent attempt at doing the original justice, I guess. Worth a look, but if you go into this expecting the imagination and ingenuity of the Sam Raimi trilogy, and the goofball charm of Bruce Campbell, you will walk away disappointed. I was...
Well, the practical gore effects are well-done, but that's about the only praise that can offered to this unnecessary retread of Sam Raimi's 1981 horror classic. Lacks the trashy gothic atmosphere, creatively intense cinematography, dark humor, or unpredictable nature of the original (so many scenes and scenarios are recycled that it feels like at times I'm watching an Evil Dead clip-show than a stand alone flick). What was once wicked fun has now been reduced to a joyless exercise in torture porn with bland characters. Pointless and forgettable, this 2013 remake of a classic is all guts and no glory.
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