Chuck trains the police in the ways of the 'Force' (yes Chuck has the 'Force') so that they can nab a drug dealing karate-chop cop killer...just fast forward to the final action sequence that showcases his martial arts mastery.
One of contemporary cinema's most essential awe-inspiring horror stories gets revamped, unfortuntely it's only an average addition to the genre's most indestructible cult franchise...ninety percent gore, ten percent unrelenting terror - Fede Alvarez's assignment to gross the f@ck out of the audience passes with flying colors (albeit blood red) but disappointingly it was missing the fun and nail-biting magic of the original.
Full review: http://filmhipster.com/2013/04/04/evil-dead-2013/
It's beautiful to watch and breeds a few Oscar worthy performances, but the film as a whole challenged my patience, left me empty of emotion and seemed longer than a sailors shore leave...I love Anderson's work, but he failed to put me under his spell this time with his over-analytical character study into human kind.
It's been done before and this one doesn't do it any better - When the Lights Went Out is just another in a long line of bad Exorcist rip-offs that's sluggish, uninvolving and void of any thrills...has there ever been a horror produced where a family doesn't move into a haunted house?
A toxic tale of drug dealing, sexy affairs and violent abuse stemmed from a haunted past...Director Gregory James Green employs a tour-de-force thriller with so many revengeful twists and turns, not even Superman could keep up - and thanks to a talented cast including Margot Kidder (Lois Lane), the movie is quite entertaining.