Why has there been absolutely no hype at all for this movie? Maybe people don't really know what it is, so I'll explain. It's a horror movie... directed by Sam Raimi and Ivan Raimi... that should be enough to make people shit their pants.
If you still don't understand, Sam and Ivan Raimi are the writers and directors of the classic Evil Dead flicks. The Evil Dead series is hands down my favorite horror series ever (Even though Army of Darkness isn't really a horror) They were able to revolutionize the horror genre by creating a horribly eerie atmosphere through great camera work and scary ass monsters.
Though this movie looks to be more serious like the first Evil Dead, I think it's great to see a scary horror flick today that doesn't rely on the gore or annoying teenagers.
"It's either this movie, or Up (Released on the same day). What a difficult choice."Yeah, that is a tough choice since PIxar is the most successful (in terms of critical acclaim) movie studio in history. Not only have they never made a critically panned movie they can't even be described as having made a middling film.
"I feel like I just watched the entire movie from the trailer. Particularly, the acting doesn't look too promising, although the older woman seemed pretty good.I'd be careful, too. This is pretty much advertisement and I know the mods don't appreciate it."Looks like we got a teacher's pet here. He's trying to bring something to our attention that we may be interested in. It's Sam Raimi and I love the Evil Dead movies and still hadn't heard of this film. Besides, he's not gaining any fucking money from doing this. He's trying to inform us.
I'm glad there is no hype for the movie. Seriously it looks like nothing new compared to many of the crappy horror flicks in the theaters today. Seriously we need another alfred hitchcock to come along and bring classic suspense back to the theaters. Although suspense and horror are two different genres :P
I am a big pansy and will not be seeing this movie--although I do appreciate Sam Rami going back to his roots. This movie does look a bit more on the serious side than the Evil Dead series, but it'll be interesting to see what a more mature Rami can do with horror. That being said---I have all 3 Evil Dead DVD's signed by Mr. Bruce Campbell himself!!! My wife just shakes her head when she sees those movies on the shelf...
It's gotten 100% on Rotten Tomatoes...but a handful of the reviews are ALSO from horror-specific websites....and only one is from a top critic.
Unless i'm forgetting something Sam Raimi hasn't made a bad film, so I fully expect this to be great. And ... [more]
HandsomeDead said: Unless i'm forgetting something Sam Raimi hasn't made a bad film, so I fully expect this to be ... [more]
I very much appreciate the huge role Raimi has played in the horror (well, comedy/horror) genre. Everything I've seen about this film, however, just makes it seem like a hive of horror clichés, all of them desperately scrambling over each other to fly not-so-subtly into your eyes and ears.
Maybe it is a good film. If that's the case, the marketing is way off the mark.
jakob187 said: HandsomeDead said: Unless i'm forgetting something Sam Raimi hasn't made a bad film, so I fully expect this ... [more]
HandsomeDead said: jakob187 said: HandsomeDead said: Unless i&#39;m forgetting something Sam Raimi hasn&#39;t made a bad film, so I fully ... [more]
Does anyone know what Evil Dead is? If you liked those movies, which you have to or you simply don't enjoy a fun movie, you need to be at least interested. Horror movies need a shot in the arm and an Evil Dead style movie would be great.
Snipzor said: "It's either this movie, or Up (Released on the same day). What a difficult choice." Yeah, that is ... [more]
believe it or not, but its getting good reviews so far...its avg on metacritic so far is about a 83/100, but thats based on only 3 reviews...i dont know, i might see it, im a big justin long fan so yeah...plus i usually dont say if a movie is going to be shit by its trailers....i think in bruges (my favorite movie) had shit trailers, but it turned out to be a oscar nominated movie.....so we'll see
I'm not saying it'll be a bad movie. I'm simply saying that Raimi's projects that aren't franchises are typically less than spectacular, but they are usually still above the curve when compared against everything else.
I'm not saying it'll be a bad movie. I'm simply saying that Raimi's projects that aren't franchises are typically less ... [more]
Also when you look at horror movies that earn R ratings now (the torture porn of the Saw movies and the mutant rape of The Hills Have Eyes) Evil Dead looks like a kids movie in comparison. For all we know it's just as violent.
EDIT: a quote from Variety:
Sam Raimi returns to his roots in "Drag Me to Hell," a flagrantly schlocky horror yarn that will titillate the teens without alienating the director's far pickier fanboy contingent, who will find the "Evil Dead"-style action they've been clamoring for in a surprisingly potent PG-13 package.
Wow, this movie actually has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes right now.... link. [more]
jakob187 said: I'm not saying it'll be a bad movie. I'm simply saying that Raimi's projects that aren't franchises are ... [more]
- Ash chopping his hand off and getting beaten up by it?
- A chainsaw that rains blood whenever it slices something?
- A tree that rapes a chick in the woods?
- A skeleton ballerina dancing in the woods?
- A grotesque grandmother in the basement who later has her head attached to her spine and elongated from her body?
- A giant monster that busts through the doorway and starts spewing blood?
- Demonic references from the Necronomicon and jokes made about it?
Again, R ratings are different now for horror movies. I'm sure a monster that spews blood means nothing to the ratings board compared to mutants raping a girl in a trailer. It's stupid and silly and FUN. How is Ash chopping off his hand and it having a mind of its own not stupid and fun? Do you take the violence seriously and go "SHIT HE CUT HIS HAND OFF!" and that's what you enjoyed about it? WTF? If you just want gore go watch Saw.
The end thing is you don't know what's in the movie so to say you do is just wrong. People say it's gory in reviews. I'll believe them for the time being.
Well, I just got back from seeing it, and it fucking rocks. I have to say I can't believe this was rated PG-13, it really seemed like it would be an R rating. I guess maybe it's just because they replaced the blood and gore with vomit and a bunch of other gross fucking shit. Seriously, even if you're not into horror flicks, you should check out this one. And if you are into horror, there's no reason in hell to miss this one!!
Well, I saw the midnight showing last night, and here's all I can say:
Spiderman 3 was garbage, not for venom, but the fact they cramed in too much at once, and EVERYONE FUCKING CRIED IN THAT MOVIE, the last 30minutes was a bawlfest of uneeded emotions. Spiderman crying mary jane crying sandman crying, harry crying. sandman saying yea i did bad...can i go now? and spiderman saying uh sure I need to go cry some more.
From what a buddy told me, a really good horror movie to watch is something called Martyrs. I saw the box, it has a warning on the front of it lol.
Fr0Br0 said: So far it has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes with 18/18. I laugh at those who will ... [more]