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(Deadline)   Evil Dead remake scares up a #1 finish at the box office, with GI Joe: Retaliation fighting for #2. Jurassic Park 3D roars into the #4 position, unable to stomp over the Croods   (deadline.com) divider line 33
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2013-04-07 10:55:32 AM
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2013-04-07 11:15:26 AM
There's been no interesting movies since the Oscars. I'm sure as hell not going to pay to see the second remake of the original "The Evil Dead". Consider the top five in that list, out of those movies three of them are either a remake, a sequel or a re-issue of an old movie.
 
2013-04-07 11:26:27 AM
I went to see Jurassic Park yesterday (I lucked out and one theater here was showing it in 2D) and it was a blast. There were only two other people in the theater, though.
 
2013-04-07 11:39:09 AM

skinink: There's been no interesting movies since the Oscars. I'm sure as hell not going to pay to see the second remake of the original "The Evil Dead". Consider the top five in that list, out of those movies three of them are either a remake, a sequel or a re-issue of an old movie.


You are going to have a real hard time in the coming future, I feel kind of sorry for you.  I guess you are moving to some remote farm soon?
 
2013-04-07 11:40:41 AM
By the way. That's my new comeback for everyone on Fark.

It works with everything everywhere and you can't win.
 
2013-04-07 11:42:09 AM
Evil Dead remake any good? It kind of just looked like even gorier version of the original, which doesn't really interest me that much. Though how they could top the tree rape scene might be interesting...
 
2013-04-07 11:42:10 AM
Saw Evil Dead on Friday. Really, really wanted to like it, but it sucked. I'm sorry, but it did. Aside from a few creepy scenes it was actually pretty boring. The brief post-credits scene was the best part.
 
2013-04-07 11:45:26 AM

skinink: There's been no interesting movies since the Oscars. I'm sure as hell not going to pay to see the second remake of the original "The Evil Dead". Consider the top five in that list, out of those movies three of them are either a remake, a sequel or a re-issue of an old movie.


In fairness, Evil Dead 2 wasn't a remake of Evil Dead 1. The early events in Evil Dead 2, up to the point where the demon rushes Ash and carries him through the trees, are meant to summarize / retell all the events of Evil Dead 1 (up to the end where the Demon rushes Ash). After the end of Evil Dead 1, the story line can be said to more or less pick up from the moment Ash is hurled through the trees. I believe this had something to do with Sam Raimi not being able to use Evil Dead 1 footage and not being able to get any of the other actors back for re-shoots. Sometimes you have to make do, I guess.

Anyway, saw the Evil Dead remake. While it was well-made and the action was pretty much non-stop, a lot of the humor was missing. The demons in this remake are purely malevolent--in the original they had a tendency to just screw with people and act like total dicks for a while. Missed that.
 
2013-04-07 11:51:52 AM

FeedTheCollapse: Evil Dead remake any good? It kind of just looked like even gorier version of the original, which doesn't really interest me that much. Though how they could top the tree rape scene might be interesting...


It was excellent.  Not really a remake as its pretty different.  There is one lousy actor (playing the brother of the main character) the rest of the cast is excellent - better than you expect from a bunch of unknowns in a horror flick.

Great cinematography, great practical fx (as in, not CGI).  My only real criticism was it had pacing problems - the second act drags on a little too long, and the third act had a speed way up/slow way down thing that just seemed like bad editing.
 
2013-04-07 11:54:38 AM

MisterRonbo: FeedTheCollapse: Evil Dead remake any good? It kind of just looked like even gorier version of the original, which doesn't really interest me that much. Though how they could top the tree rape scene might be interesting...

It was excellent.  Not really a remake as its pretty different.  There is one lousy actor (playing the brother of the main character) the rest of the cast is excellent - better than you expect from a bunch of unknowns in a horror flick.

Great cinematography, great practical fx (as in, not CGI).  My only real criticism was it had pacing problems - the second act drags on a little too long, and the third act had a speed way up/slow way down thing that just seemed like bad editing.


Going to go see it today. Im not expecting much but from the reviews I read I should at least mostly enjoy it.
 
2013-04-07 11:55:32 AM
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2013-04-07 11:58:41 AM

chewielouie: Saw Evil Dead on Friday. Really, really wanted to like it, but it sucked. I'm sorry, but it did. Aside from a few creepy scenes it was actually pretty boring. The brief post-credits scene was the best part.


 I agree. It is so hard not telling people of the surprise in the credits.
 
2013-04-07 12:12:20 PM
Saw Jurassic Park last night in 3D IMAX.  It was awesome.
 
2013-04-07 12:12:57 PM

fisker: skinink: There's been no interesting movies since the Oscars. I'm sure as hell not going to pay to see the second remake of the original "The Evil Dead". Consider the top five in that list, out of those movies three of them are either a remake, a sequel or a re-issue of an old movie.

You are going to have a real hard time in the coming future, I feel kind of sorry for you.  I guess you are moving to some remote farm soon?


No. Netflix + Amazon Instant Streaming. I have a backlog on Netflix that I'm just now putting a serious dent in, and lately Amazon has been good about getting movies while they're in theaters whick means more than a few independent/small release films. It sucks that The Greater Boston area doesn't get many of the art films I read about.
 
2013-04-07 12:44:24 PM
Groovy. >:-)
 
2013-04-07 12:46:15 PM

Mr. Chainsaw: I went to see Jurassic Park yesterday (I lucked out and one theater here was showing it in 2D) and it was a blast. There were only two other people in the theater, though.


I saw it in 3D and I loved it! Unfortunately the theater was almost empty. I was still shaking a bit when I got back to my car even though I've seen the movie several times before.
 
2013-04-07 12:51:21 PM
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2013-04-07 01:02:40 PM
Saw Evil Dead the other night and as a big fan of the original (part 2 is one of my favorite flicks), I thought it was good but not great. Alvarez is no Raimi and I really missed the visual flair and unique camerawork Raimi brought to the table. Also, I didn't think the possessed characters looked demonic enough. They mostly looked like themselves but with contacts and simple makeup (although the same could be said of the original, I was hoping for more of the look of the Deadites from part 2).

Also (minor spoiler ahead) I really didn't like the use of a female figure with stuff coming out of her mouth terrorizing the girl in the forest. I preferred the original in that you don't see what's after them, instead going from the point of view of the unseen force (the camera through the trees). There have been too many movies (mostly from Japan) featuring a girl or child with black shiat coming out of their mouth and we didn't need that here.

Otherwise it was a fun gory mess.
 
2013-04-07 01:16:00 PM

FeedTheCollapse: Evil Dead remake any good? It kind of just looked like even gorier version of the original, which doesn't really interest me that much. Though how they could top the tree rape scene might be interesting...


I enjoyed it enough, but a fair warning: don't buy into the hype.

The poster says that it's THE MOST TERRIFYING MOVIE EXPERIENCE YOU'LL EVER HAVE.  While it does have its nasty shocks, jolts, and scares, it's not anywhere near the most terrifying movie experience you'll ever have.

That said, the effects were nifty and the twists to the original story were fun.  I thoroughly enjoyed the original trilogy, and I had a great time at this as well.
 
2013-04-07 01:35:08 PM
Scariest, most intense movie ever? Nope.

I went in to Evil Dead thinking I was going to be scared shiatless: straight up gruesome horror, very little comedy recalled from 2 and AOD.

So it wasn't - but I still had a blast. I suspect when it comes out on video it was have a non-rated version that we were probably more mention to see.

The stinger at the end was pretty epic - but I actually really lined the recording from the professor from the original played over the credits. It added a huge sense of meloncholie - well done.

The final confrontational scene was epic and had ppl in the theatre stand up and go YEAH!!!
 
2013-04-07 01:44:37 PM

rotorschnee: Scariest, most intense movie ever? Nope.


My take on that?  It will be scarier and more intense for people who haven't watched the original movies.  For those who *have* watched them, I think that the shock will be somewhat lessened.


rotorschnee: So it wasn't - but I still had a blast. I suspect when it comes out on video it was have a non-rated version that we were probably more mention to see.


As I understand it, the original submission of the film garnered an NC-17 rating, so an "AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE SEEN" home release could be interesting, provided that it wasn't a case of MPAA laziness, like with the original Psycho.

Alfred Hitchcock submitted the film to a review board, who said that the shower scene had to be edited due to the violence.  Hitch sent the film back WITHOUT any changes, and inexplicably, it was approved.  So... we'll see.


rotorschnee: The stinger at the end was pretty epic


I loved that they included that.  It wasn't anything super ultra mega important with respect to the plot, but it just... worked.


rotorschnee: I actually really lined the recording from the professor from the original played over the credits. It added a huge sense of meloncholie - well done.


The professor's recording over the credits had a suitably chilling effect, yeah.


rotorschnee: The final confrontational scene was epic and had ppl in the theatre stand up and go YEAH!!!


That got probably the most reaction out of the audience over several parts.

The other big scene that got a lot of reaction?

"I had to do it.  I feel much better now."  *PLOP*
 
2013-04-07 01:52:42 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: The poster says that it's THE MOST TERRIFYING MOVIE EXPERIENCE YOU'LL EVER HAVE. While it does have its nasty shocks, jolts, and scares, it's not anywhere near the most terrifying movie experience you'll ever have.


Everyone knows the most terrifying movie experience you'll ever have is when you sit down for a movie you were looking forward to and then the screen flashes "From the mind of M. Night Shaymaylan".
 
2013-04-07 01:55:17 PM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Everyone knows the most terrifying movie experience you'll ever have is when you sit down for a movie you were looking forward to and then the screen flashes "From the mind of M. Night Shaymaylan".


Indeed.

It starts with the $13 ticket price.

It gets far more horrific from there.
 
2013-04-07 02:03:13 PM
I have the strangest boner right now...
/haven't felt this way since Judy Jetson.
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2013-04-07 04:42:14 PM

FeedTheCollapse: Evil Dead remake any good? It kind of just looked like even gorier version of the original, which doesn't really interest me that much. Though how they could top the tree rape scene might be interesting...


It was about on par with those Platinum Dunes remakes of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, etc...

Wasn't especially gory (for a horror film), didn't have any likeable or compelling characters, and it missed a lot of the charm of the original.

It helps to watch it as a "Cabin in the Woods" movie, imagining a team of scientists orchestrating the cliches from afar.
 
2013-04-07 06:39:07 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: FeedTheCollapse: Evil Dead remake any good? It kind of just looked like even gorier version of the original, which doesn't really interest me that much. Though how they could top the tree rape scene might be interesting...

It was about on par with those Platinum Dunes remakes of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, etc...

Wasn't especially gory (for a horror film), didn't have any likeable or compelling characters, and it missed a lot of the charm of the original.


That's a pretty good way to describe it.  Special effects were on point, glad to see they didn't rely on CGI (much respect to the special effects crew).  Characters were "meh", and progression of the storyline was so-so.  Definitely none of the charm of "Evil Dead 2".  I see it more as a fairly solid horror flick for the younger generation looking for a generic horror flick to go on a date.
 
2013-04-07 06:47:44 PM

Jill Came Down With Two-Fifty: skinink: There's been no interesting movies since the Oscars. I'm sure as hell not going to pay to see the second remake of the original "The Evil Dead". Consider the top five in that list, out of those movies three of them are either a remake, a sequel or a re-issue of an old movie.

In fairness, Evil Dead 2 wasn't a remake of Evil Dead 1. The early events in Evil Dead 2, up to the point where the demon rushes Ash and carries him through the trees, are meant to summarize / retell all the events of Evil Dead 1 (up to the end where the Demon rushes Ash). After the end of Evil Dead 1, the story line can be said to more or less pick up from the moment Ash is hurled through the trees. I believe this had something to do with Sam Raimi not being able to use Evil Dead 1 footage and not being able to get any of the other actors back for re-shoots. Sometimes you have to make do, I guess.

Anyway, saw the Evil Dead remake. While it was well-made and the action was pretty much non-stop, a lot of the humor was missing. The demons in this remake are purely malevolent--in the original they had a tendency to just screw with people and act like total dicks for a while. Missed that.


Am I the only one who actually watched the origional Evil Dead movie?
 
2013-04-07 08:24:25 PM

Ashelth: Jill Came Down With Two-Fifty: skinink: There's been no interesting movies since the Oscars. I'm sure as hell not going to pay to see the second remake of the original "The Evil Dead". Consider the top five in that list, out of those movies three of them are either a remake, a sequel or a re-issue of an old movie.

In fairness, Evil Dead 2 wasn't a remake of Evil Dead 1. The early events in Evil Dead 2, up to the point where the demon rushes Ash and carries him through the trees, are meant to summarize / retell all the events of Evil Dead 1 (up to the end where the Demon rushes Ash). After the end of Evil Dead 1, the story line can be said to more or less pick up from the moment Ash is hurled through the trees. I believe this had something to do with Sam Raimi not being able to use Evil Dead 1 footage and not being able to get any of the other actors back for re-shoots. Sometimes you have to make do, I guess.

Anyway, saw the Evil Dead remake. While it was well-made and the action was pretty much non-stop, a lot of the humor was missing. The demons in this remake are purely malevolent--in the original they had a tendency to just screw with people and act like total dicks for a while. Missed that.

Am I the only one who actually watched the origional Evil Dead movie?


No, I saw the first evil dead and it wasn't anything like evil dead 2. Evil Dead 2 was campy, fun and didn't take itself seriously. Evil Dead had little to no humor in it and was pretty grim. That said I thought the new evil dead had a little more humor and the new "Ash" was pretty damn good. There was a lot of homage paid to the original and I thought it was as good as it was going to be for a remake.
 
2013-04-07 09:14:24 PM
Saw Evil Dead yesterday.  I liked it.  It was straight up horror/gore.  Effects were excellent.  Acting was serviceable for the most part.  I thought Mia was best.  Her Deadite was really good.

If you're into the horror/gore genre, you should see it.
 
2013-04-07 10:35:06 PM
Ashelth:

Am I the only one who actually watched the origional Evil Dead movie?

This.

This is not a remake of Evil Dead 2.  Stop comparing it to that.
 
2013-04-08 03:06:11 AM
I thought it was decent, stupidity of the brother character aside.
 
2013-04-08 07:07:49 AM
The Evil Dead remake has spawned a new word around our residence: Cooter-Demons.
 
2013-04-09 08:44:13 PM
Tessa!
 
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