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Old 07-17-2013, 09:42 PM
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E has reviewed 'Evil Dead' (2013). They had the nerve to remake/reboot/continue the Sam Raimi cult classic and it's.... recommended!

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Old 07-17-2013, 10:55 PM
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I picked up the Target steelbook. Fun flick, but Mia is no Ash.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:37 AM
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I picked up the Target steelbook. Fun flick, but Mia is no Ash.
True that!! Bruce Campbell is THE MAN!! Picked this one up on Amazon. It arrived yesterday. Cant wait to check it out myself Friday night.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:07 AM
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As someone who appreciates the original for being groundbreaking at the time, but never got past just really liking - not loving it - I thought EVIL DEAD 2013 was greatness. Jane Levy is terrific as Mia, and the (mostly practical) effects are top-notch, and will hold up better than those in the previous films. I realize there's a huge, deserved following for Raimi's first vision. But his production team does it justice, with this update. I blindly bought the Target steelbook instead of Red Box renting, and I'm glad I did. Loved this.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:31 AM
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I love love love love the original trilogy. It's absolutely classic. It was a smart move to keep Ash out of the remake.

I feel like this is closer to the movie they originally set out to make when they made the original. If you go back and watch, in the original, Ash isn't "Ash" in the iconic boomstick/chainsaw hand/one-liners way people recognize him. It was the second movie that brought that stuff. This movie is pure Evil Dead.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:15 AM
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I wish this was the director's cut... I might have to grab that Target Steelbook though.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:41 AM
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Did not like. I don't know if it was the lack of humor or the more "realistic" special effects, but it ended up feeling more like an over the top torture porn than Evil Dead. It was intense though, there were parts where I was literally yelling at the screen, which I have never done.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:14 AM
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Yeah, this movie was not bad, but it wasn't very good either. I just found it to be lacking in the humor aspect. It had the gore, but the movie should have been called, "Darwinism at It's Finest" because the characters were just so stupid. As a horror movie, it did nothing I haven't seen before. Yes, I know it is supposed to be a remake, but a good remake will still put something new into it. This was cliche after cliche after cliche. Cabin in the Woods makes a better Evil Dead remake than this remake.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:02 PM
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I quite liked this one. I had heard reports that it would be pretty brutal (as could be seen from the red band trailer), but also that it was pretty good, so I went back and watched/re-watched the original trilogy and appreciated the many references to it in this one. It was the first film in a couple years that actually evoked tension/suspense/fear for me, which was nice since many recent scary films have been somewhat disappointing (films like insidious and mama had potential but ultimately failed to deliver, and paranormal activity was so boring that I didn't even look twice at its sequels). It also walked the line of being brutal without just being torture porn well too.

I had hoped Bruce Campbell would have a bigger cameo, but I also thought one of the hicks at the beginning was Ted Raimi until I checked the credits.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:24 PM
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I wish this was the director's cut... I might have to grab that Target Steelbook though.
Fede Alvarez said this IS the director's cut.
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