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.
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Critic Reviews for Evil Dead
Despite much old-school splatter, it's seldom frightening and oddly unfunny.
Five years from now, will you want to watch this bloody $14 million extravaganza or Raimi's shoestring original, which was Amateur Hour elevated to pop art? Evil Dead just bleeds money.
A stylish and worthy homage: inventive even as it is derivative, never quite jokey but never taking itself too seriously, and clocking in at an entirely appropriate 91 minutes. Any longer would be unmerciful; any shorter, ungenerous.
Though it never channels the raw DIY energy of the original Evil Dead series -- what big-budget version could? -- this polished, clever remake remains true to the spirit of the original, which was at once viscerally terrifying and weirdly lighthearted.
Audience Reviews for Evil Dead
It seems like Alvarez didn't really get what made the original Evil Dead movies so successful, and so he basically eliminates the bizarre humor that made them so much fun and now goes for a bloodbath of pure gore that is entirely derivative and relies on ridiculous cheap scares.
Torture porn lacking any charm or dark humor that made the originals classics. The new version is sadistic, trying to be as disgusting as possible and lacking some serious suspense along the way. It's hard to give a shit about characters everyone knows will die very horrible deaths. There is nothing scary about going "ewww" every other minute. We're getting a couple of references to the original films, especially in the somewhat decent showdown. By that time you just want this to be over with, though.
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.
Evil Dead Quotes
|Natalie:||(after cutting off her arm) I had to do it. I feel much better now.|
|Natalie:||I had to do it. I feel much better now.|
|Mia:||I can smell your filthy soul.|
|Olivia:||I just gave her enough sedative to put a horse to sleep!|
|Eric:||I unleashed something, something evil|
|Eric:||I unleashed something, something evil.|