Evil Dead Remake Poll

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What did you think of the Evil Dead remake?

  1. Awesome - great movie

    36.4%
  2. Good, but not great

    22.7%
  3. Okay, nothing special

    15.2%
  4. Terrible, did not like it

    18.2%
  5. Have not seen it but want to

    1.5%
  6. Have not seen it and do not want to

    6.1%
  1. allmessedup

    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    I voted "Nothing special," but if there had been a third degree of good, I would have voted for that. I more or less liked it, but I would say it was slightly above-average.

    I think a big factor for me, though, is that I'm not a big Evil Dead fan, so the idea of a remake doesn't bother me, and also I don't really have high expectations.
     
  2. evildeadfan123

    evildeadfan123 Sam & Dean Winchester

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    I have seen it twice. April 5th, and two weeks after that.
     
  3. Steel76

    Steel76 Well-Known Member

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    Gonna watch it again this thursday :)

    This is one a VERY few times that I actually see a movie twice in the theater.
     
  4. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    I have no desire to watch any of the Saw or Paranormal Activity films and those are widely popular, too. Or anything torture porn related for that matter. Horror is a wide enough genre that you can totally avoid several of its sub genres and still be a huge fan. I'm one of those here who doesn't find the esthetic choices of most modern horror film makers very scary or much to write home about. I could go the rest of my life without seeing another quickly edited shaky cam film in orange and teal tint ever again and be totally content with that. Hell, seeing a film like that is virtually like NOT seeing it anyways! :lol:
     
  5. Workshed

    Workshed A Barge Person

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    I had a great time at the Thursday night premiere, and so did the audience with me. Nice to see the positive results in the poll. Hope they do a sequel or Raimi gets the urge to finally see a Part Four to completion as a result of this remake's success. There's life in the franchise yet!
     
  6. SEANVALEN

    SEANVALEN Active Member

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    I enjoyed it. It did miss bruce's ash character to really bring it home, but maybe just maybe they could bring ash in with some crazy timeline wormhole reality thing in a sequel. Sequels needed to original army film and reboot, although I would love if they could connect them. The chainsaw came back, happy about that too.
     
  7. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    But bringing Campbell back would kind of insinuate that the reboot is a failure and can't really survive without him, wouldn't it? That's how I'd take it, anyways.
     
  8. thrashard76

    thrashard76 Thrash or be Thrashed

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    baggio Well-Known Member

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    Confused, did you see any Paranormal Activity films or not? :)

    BTW I haven't seen any of the Paranormal Activity films myself. That type of movie just doesn't appeal to me. Have seen the Saw series though, & I like those. You should check them out. They are more than just about the violence imo, there's a great ongoing continuity of characters & plot throughout the series.
     
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  10. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    I've seen the first Paranormal Activity and the first Saw. I hated both of them and that was enough, especially after getting halfway through Insidious. All of the others appear to be equal shit judging from the trailers and a good friend who's job it is to review movies every weekend.
     
  11. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    I've got something even sadder: the stuff that mostly passes for horror now in the first place. It's not as intense as people think it is. They just have the production designer make the setting look more severe (which is then deflated by fast-paced editing, shaky camerawork, and music that does not belong in a horror movie), dial up the gore (which feels like they're just dumping it out of a truck), and get the actors to act more frantic and have the guys scream as loud as the girls (which you see anyway in any garden variety hostage / terrorist flick).

    Here's the joke about the new Evil Dead: it doesn't break away from these clichés, it embraces them. This is why good fans don't want remakes at all- they always turn out like this. This movie is not a surprise, it's an action flick for gore fans. Nothing more. Just look at the people who see it. "I enjoyed it." Um, did the movie actually do this thing you're saying "That's What Good Horror Does," which you're saying to someone complaining that the movie cheaped-out. They didn't say that it was too intense, they said the filmmakers made a poor decision and I for one have an even stronger opinion on it. But again not because it was effective. Or that it worked within the context of the shit movie. (I'm still struggling whether it deserves a 1 out of 10 or less than that. I mean, I've yet to see a full-on revolt against the original yet like the Platinum Dunes remakes seem to spark. If I ever come across Michael Bay in a dark alley, he is getting a lecture longer than Quentin Tarantino could give.)


    Have you ever seen Saw? What does that have to do with the Evil Dead remake? Well, you're just telling us that The Majority is Right (and to trust them when it comes to what absolutely defines a horror film). Back in '04, The Majority told us all to see that film and to say the least, I believe majority opinion is a wee bit less kind to the film now. And there are people who won't even bother with the sequels. Tastes change? Yes, they do. And since you're happy to bring that up yourself, you don't wanna even speculate how that might change the given opinion on Evil Dead '13 at all? A "great deal of people" have also stated they really enjoyed that "Texas Chainsaw" Atrocity that came out earlier this year. So, shouldn't we find any way at all to differentiate between Maybrick's idea of bad that doesn't last and Zombie Dude's idea of bad which does?

    A lot of shit is anticipated. It sounds like you're arguing "let's keep this kind of "horror" in theaters as long as we can because I enjoy it and we'll be able to look back on this as a unique time in history." I actually agree this is a unique time: it's the single least discerning, most superficial moment in horror history. But it needs to fucking die. Or filmmakers will never try to make something new and different, which horror cannot survive without.
     
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  12. Franco

    Franco Weekender

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    Disliked it. The essence is nowhere to be found.
     
  13. Zombie Dude

    Zombie Dude Well-Known Member

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    Well I definitely don't share your dislike for this. It's not often I go to see a remake and come out thinking that it was a pleasurable experience that kept me entertained without insulting my love/respect for the original film. For me, this ones a keeper.
     

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