#1 Posted by Nightriff (4343 posts) -

So I just watched/watching the first two films since it's been like 8 years since I've seen them. I always assumed that Evil Dead 2 was really a remake/spiritual sequel in that the films are very, very similar. I watched the first one last night and it was a lot better than I remembered and yet it wasn't, not as funny as I thought but still a alright horror film in its own way. So I just finishing ED2 and just how the film starts...it feels like the beginning of the film recaps basically the first movie, go to cabin, kill girlfriend in the same manor, make it till morning, get attack by demon within the first 5 to 10 minutes. SUPER quick. The theory that is now playing in my head that Ash actually survives the first one and this one is him going crazy as he continues to stay and other people join him. What do you guys think? Am I over thinking it that there is a relationship between the two or it is just a crazier remake?

*I gave Screened till the end of the movie to come up with something....nothing*

#2 Posted by GunstarRed (4730 posts) -

Over thinking, it's a crazier remake. I don't think Sam Raimi cares about anything more than entertaining the audience.

#3 Posted by Hamst3r (4342 posts) -

ED2 is a better ED1.

#4 Posted by gamefreak9 (2327 posts) -

@Hamst3r said:

ED2 is a better ED1.

#5 Posted by Nottle (1912 posts) -

@GunstarRed said:

Over thinking, it's a crazier remake. I don't think Sam Raimi cares about anything more than entertaining the audience.

I'm pretty sure it's a sequel. The recap at the beginning was put in because Raimi couldn't get rights to ED1 or something like that. Without the recap 2 takes off right where 1 left off.

#6 Posted by Nightriff (4343 posts) -
@Hamst3r duh, i wasn't questioning which is better
#7 Posted by ShaggE (5982 posts) -

I think of it as a reimagining more than a remake or a sequel. I don't have anything to back that up with, it's just how I see it.

#8 Posted by EveretteScott (1326 posts) -

@Nightriff said:

So I just watched/watching the first two films since it's been like 8 years since I've seen them. I always assumed that Evil Dead 2 was really a remake/spiritual sequel in that the films are very, very similar. I watched the first one last night and it was a lot better than I remembered and yet it wasn't, not as funny as I thought but still a alright horror film in its own way. So I just finishing ED2 and just how the film starts...it feels like the beginning of the film recaps basically the first movie, go to cabin, kill girlfriend in the same manor, make it till morning, get attack by demon within the first 5 to 10 minutes. SUPER quick. The theory that is now playing in my head that Ash actually survives the first one and this one is him going crazy as he continues to stay and other people join him. What do you guys think? Am I over thinking it that there is a relationship between the two or it is just a crazier remake?

*I gave Screened till the end of the movie to come up with something....nothing*

That's what commentaries are for! Also all the Evil Dead 1/2/3 commentaries are hilarious.

#9 Posted by TheJohn (548 posts) -

I've always seen it as a sequel. It's a loose one, sure, but still a sequel. Everyone but Ash is dead and he himself is saved by still being alive at dawn. One could say that the weird recaps that kick off both ED2 and Army of Darkness are due to Ash being an unreliable narrator, which is a theory that fits his character somewhat. Also, he's been through a lot. Can we really blame him for not getting the details about his dead, possessed girlfriend right? In real life, it's about rights and actors not returning and Sam Raimi not letting that stop him from telling his stories, as mentioned earlier in the thread.

I'll admit, it's been a while since I last saw them, so my interpretation might be totally off.

Also, the sequel is superior. That laughing, mounted deer head unsettled me to the core as a young'un.

#10 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (1215 posts) -

@Nightriff said:

*I gave Screened till the end of the movie to come up with something....nothing*

Well... theres only like 4 of us there left...

#11 Posted by Genkkaku (730 posts) -

@Nottle said:

@GunstarRed said:

Over thinking, it's a crazier remake. I don't think Sam Raimi cares about anything more than entertaining the audience.

I'm pretty sure it's a sequel. The recap at the beginning was put in because Raimi couldn't get rights to ED1 or something like that. Without the recap 2 takes off right where 1 left off.

Yeah this.. making it both a remake and a sequel..

I like how it was here that Raimi was finally finding his style, more towards the absurd comedy

#12 Posted by mordukai (7092 posts) -

WHo cares, really? All that's important is that we get another chance to see awesome Bruce playing as Ash, period.