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View Poll Results: What did you think of the Evil Dead remake?
Awesome - great movie 24 36.36%
Good, but not great 15 22.73%
Okay, nothing special 10 15.15%
Terrible, did not like it 12 18.18%
Have not seen it but want to 1 1.52%
Have not seen it and do not want to 4 6.06%
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:37 PM   #31
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I'm not putting words in your mouth. Shit is shit, there's no different levels. At the end of the day it's all crap. So you either think the Evil Dead is shit or you don't, "complete" or otherwise.

I personally don't see how anyone could think it was shit. If you didn't like it fine, but I wouldn't call it a bad movie.
You've never driven past a pig farm then. See? This is what I'm talking about when I say that some people around here can only see in terms of black and white. It's such a narrow minded view of the world and you're really cutting yourself off. "You either think it's shit or you don't"? So in other words if I don't like something then I have to hate it? Not just plain dislike, but HATE? That's just plain sad, dude. Even when it comes to shit you have varying degrees. Some forms of it stink more than others, and there are GOOD forms of it, too, like fertilizer that you use to help plants grow. Troll 2 is utter shit, but it's good shit. The Fog gets a 0 because it's absolutely irredemable. The Evil Dead gets a 2.5 because I liked a few small things about it. Definitely not nearly enough to save it or even get a "just okay" vote which would be a 5.

But seriously, you can't see how anyone could possibly ever consider this film shit? Really? Never? Come on, man. If you really think that movie is for everybody then you need some help.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:44 PM   #32
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I find it interesting that people on a horror film website would say they not only haven't seen the new Evil Dead film but do not want to see it. That's currently nearly 10% of the people that have taken the poll. I have to wonder why they are on this site to begin with and spending time taking a poll on a film they couldn't care less about.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:20 PM   #33
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Some of us here are opposed remakes/reboots in all forms. I don't believe that anybody's credentials as a horror fan should be taken away just because they happen to be choosy, nor should they be barred from taking part in polls. What I personally don't get is the need to see absolutely every horror movie ever made. I know what I like and what I don't. Why would I waste time watching something produced by the paranormal activity people, for instance? All of the movies by them that I've seen rate lower on my scale than The Evil Dead!
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:43 AM   #34
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You've never driven past a pig farm then. See? This is what I'm talking about when I say that some people around here can only see in terms of black and white. It's such a narrow minded view of the world and you're really cutting yourself off. "You either think it's shit or you don't"? So in other words if I don't like something then I have to hate it? Not just plain dislike, but HATE? That's just plain sad, dude. Even when it comes to shit you have varying degrees. Some forms of it stink more than others, and there are GOOD forms of it, too, like fertilizer that you use to help plants grow. Troll 2 is utter shit, but it's good shit. The Fog gets a 0 because it's absolutely irredemable. The Evil Dead gets a 2.5 because I liked a few small things about it. Definitely not nearly enough to save it or even get a "just okay" vote which would be a 5.

But seriously, you can't see how anyone could possibly ever consider this film shit? Really? Never? Come on, man. If you really think that movie is for everybody then you need some help.
Those movies like Troll 2 get the "good bad" tag; they have redeemable factors and people get some sort of enjoyment out of them. To me shit means you're not going to watch it again, in which case why would it matter how many varying degrees there are? You're not going to want to go back to it no matter how good it smells or looks.
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I find it interesting that people on a horror film website would say they not only haven't seen the new Evil Dead film but do not want to see it. That's currently nearly 10% of the people that have taken the poll. I have to wonder why they are on this site to begin with and spending time taking a poll on a film they couldn't care less about.
It is odd. It makes me sad for the genre.
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Some of us here are opposed remakes/reboots in all forms. I don't believe that anybody's credentials as a horror fan should be taken away just because they happen to be choosy, nor should they be barred from taking part in polls. What I personally don't get is the need to see absolutely every horror movie ever made. I know what I like and what I don't. Why would I waste time watching something produced by the paranormal activity people, for instance? All of the movies by them that I've seen rate lower on my scale than The Evil Dead!
I'm will to bet that those people still hold The Fly and The Thing remakes in high regard. I guess people just expect modern remakes to suck.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:13 AM   #35
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To me shit means you're not going to watch it again, in which case why would it matter how many varying degrees there are? You're not going to want to go back to it no matter how good it smells or looks.
By that same token, why do we need more than one degree of good? In this poll we get 2 options to choose if we liked it and only one if we didn't. That to me is horribly lopsided and shows the bias of the pollster.

And btw, there are a TON of movies that I would personally qualify as "good" movies that I never plan to rewatch. Being John Malkovich and Dancer in the Dark are just a few off the top of my head. A lot of fantastic films are thoroughly unpleasant experiences that I would never sit through again in a million years. I'm glad I watched them, but I wouldn't want to add them to my collection. Labelling something as "shit" is no guarantee that I won't revisit it sometime in the future any more than labeling something "good" says that I will. I used to think Burial Ground was shit, too when I first saw it 23 or so years ago but my tastes changed. I doubt that will happen when it comes to The Evil Dead, The Fog, or Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, but who knows what my preferences will be when I'm 90?

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Old 05-13-2013, 02:31 AM   #36
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By that same token, why do we need more than one degree of good? In this poll we get 2 options to choose if we liked it and only one if we didn't. That to me is horribly lopsided and shows the bias of the pollster.

And btw, there are a TON of movies that I would personally qualify as "good" movies that I never plan to rewatch. Being John Malkovich and Dancer in the Dark are just a few off the top of my head. A lot of fantastic films are thoroughly unpleasant experiences that I would never sit through again in a million years. I'm glad I watched them, but I wouldn't want to add them to my collection. Labelling something as "shit" is no guarantee that I won't revisit it sometime in the future any more than labeling something "good" says that I will. I used to think Burial Ground was shit, too when I first saw it 23 or so years ago but my tastes changed. I doubt that will happen when it comes to The Evil Dead, The Fog, or Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, but who knows what my preferences will be when I'm 90?
Burial Ground... Good god that movie stinks. I couldn't even get through the whole thing. Now that's a bad movie.

Also I think you'd be more inclined to re-watch a "good" movie you never planned to see again over a "bad" one.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:48 AM   #37
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I really really enjoyed it, surprisingly
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:04 AM   #38
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Everyone's tastes change as they age however I still find it odd that someone spends time on a "horror film" site and then states they have to desire to watch a much anticipated film that a great deal of people have stated they really enjoyed. A film like Evil Dead is the absolute definition of a horror film. The worst part is I feel like I have to defend the film when I personally didn't think it was the best thing since sliced bread. It did however deliver in the horror department.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:57 AM   #39
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Burial Ground... Good god that movie stinks. I couldn't even get through the whole thing. Now that's a bad movie.

Also I think you'd be more inclined to re-watch a "good" movie you never planned to see again over a "bad" one.
Just you wait. Burial Ground ages well. I too used to think it was not so special, until I revisited it some years later. It may not be a great film as far as plot is concerned - there is none - but damn does it ever ooze atmosphere and, in my personal opinion, the single greatest screen zombies.
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Just you wait. Burial Ground ages well. I too used to think it was not so special, until I revisited it some years later. It may not be a great film as far as plot is concerned - there is none - but damn does it ever ooze atmosphere and, in my personal opinion, the single greatest screen zombies.
I may work myself up to giving it a second chance, we'll see
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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.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:44 PM   #42
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I have seen it twice. April 5th, and two weeks after that.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:57 PM   #43
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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.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:48 PM   #44
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Everyone's tastes change as they age however I still find it odd that someone spends time on a "horror film" site and then states they have to desire to watch a much anticipated film that a great deal of people have stated they really enjoyed. A film like Evil Dead is the absolute definition of a horror film. The worst part is I feel like I have to defend the film when I personally didn't think it was the best thing since sliced bread. It did however deliver in the horror department.
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!
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:35 PM   #45
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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!
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