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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    I HAD to see it. Had such hope. I even tried to ask myself repeatedly, 'Am I judging this too harshly', 'were my expectations too high'? No. It JUST WAS NOT GOOD. If you want to do your own take...then do it. Don't ape Sam Raimi's swirling thru the sound system voices and late night swamp cam, AND POORLY. I mean, you want to do the tricks, tech has advanced in huge strides...why are they pale imitations and not improvements? Or...did you want to mute them so you don't get accused of trying to go slapsticky like Raimi. If so, then why even do it? Like I said, not going to discuss spoilers but there is a better story/reason for them being in a dilapidated cabin in the woods than Raimi's, butif you are only going to throw random plot points out without developing them or attempting to tie them together and integrate them into the storyline...why bother? And no...this is not NC-17 stuff. Maybe I am jaded, but none of the effects are all that...either over-the-top or even particularly engaging/interesting. This movie is not named Evil Dead(and it really could have been, other than a loose tie to the Necronomicon it's pretty standalone) and NOBODY cares. You have to care about your characters in order to feel any dramatic weight when they get ripped to shreds and that...ain't...here. The audience was mostly bored, waiting for something, anything that had a spark of the wild creativity that the original(which is not a perfect movie by any means) had. Just a product of our times. Overhyped repackage of a classic movie that is meant to capitalize on the young audience who have heard the original discussed in reverence. In the end, my bag of overly salted popcorn had more to it than this empty exercise.
    I didn't hate it as much as you, however I didn't agree with all the praise heaped on it by the majority of reviews I had read either. I fell somewhere in between.

    Did you make it through the end credits for the "surprise" or had you already stormed out of the theater in disgust

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    My main problem is that the original simply isn't that of good a movie. It succeeds as a low budget cult horror movie and I like its cheap sound and special effects but the acting is still horrific and I just don't find it scary. While the remake doesn't have the same rough small budget quality of the original nor the success in creating good secondary demonic characters, it mostly succeeds as an extremely gory similarly plotted horror in the same vein as the original. While it was missing a character like Ash, I really preferred Jane Levy over her counterpart in the original.
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    Saw Evil Dead a few hours ago and it was a confusing mess without any story whatsoever. Worst offence was that it wasn't ever scary!

    We get the briefest amount of "who" these characters are before the bad things happen. But we get no reasons "why" anything happens.

    I have no idea why this release wasn't buried in the mid-January where movies go to die. I would give this a dismal 1/5 rating.

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    Evil Dead post-credits discussion

    Spoilers involved here...so don't click if you don't wanna know

    But yeah, Doctor D, the stinger was the only part of the movie that gave me THAT feeling. And Lags, you have to put things in perspective. Yes, when the original came out it WAS SCARY. It was something nobody had seen before and it was raw and over the top. I agree with Cgod that the worst thing about this remake was that it WAS NOT SCARY. At all.

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    Spoilers!!! About That Alternate Ending For The 'Evil Dead'! -Bloody Disgusting

    OOOH this might have been cool...once again...HEAVY HEAVY SPOILER DISCUSSION.

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    Wow. Guess I'm not too bummed about not seeing it yet...

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    IFC Finally Unleashing Grabbers - Dread Central

    Been looking forward to this for a while. Glad it's got a release date finally.

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    Mike Mendez Heading Back to The Convent? - Dread Central

    OOOOH I have The Convent on dvd. Gonna have to rewatch, but I do remember that it was pretty solid for a direct-to-dvd job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adgy-san View Post
    Wow. Guess I'm not too bummed about not seeing it yet...
    Lies, it's still absolutely worth seeing in the theater.

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    I guess we will have to agree to disagree


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