Evil Dead 4 confirmed (+ remake)

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  1. Zombie Dude

    Zombie Dude Well-Known Member

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    Definitely a favorite remake of mine also. Loved it and the score was simply amazing in a theater. Very powerful.
     
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    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    This was sort of a condensed version of what I had originally intended to post, except I hated the "cold turkey" subplot and while the SFX were great, they were more suited for a torture porn flick than an Evil Dead flick...no where near the fun to watch, shlocky, slapstick cartoonish yet still frighting effects of the original.

    The score was one of the worst things about the film. The choir chants were completely out of place. Although maybe it was fitting since the deadites were mere copy and pastes of Regan MacNeil...from the contacts in their eyes to their spouting of offensive language.

    I hated this remake.
     
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    Very meh! on this with the 1st viewing but really quite enjoyed it when viewed a 2nd time.

    The end sequence is insane :evil:
     
  4. Zombie Dude

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    The first Evil Dead never had slapstick comedy and this was based on the originals darker roots. The slapstick came with the sequels.
     
  5. Chomp

    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    Yeah it did...watch the deadites. It may not have been as intended as the sequels, but Raimi's comedy is very much in the film. From Linda's cartoonish laugh to the way Shelly's limbs still twitch after she's been dismembered.

    While mainly being horror orientated, Evil Dead still showcased Raimi's comedic upbringings.
     
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  6. Zombie Dude

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    I don't (and will never) call that slapstick, that's just messed up and is what makes the original my favorite. The remake also went for the "messed up" approach.
     
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    Lulwut?
     
  8. Zombie Dude

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    Fixed
     
  9. dave13

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    i wouldn't think so. i saw it in the theater, and the audience reaction consisted solely of laughter.

    (i'm being 100% genuine here - i don't remember any gasps or screams or expressions of disgust during any of the gruesome bits...just silence for the first half hour or so, and then a steadily increasing amount of laughs, as people began to realize what they were getting for their money.)
     
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    You obviously weren't at my screening.
     
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    fair enough. in the interest of full disclosure, it was a half-full matinee screening, so i'm sure that had something to do with it. but that was my experience...
     
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    It was pretty much the same for me. The audience had a blast, it was great experience.
     
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    that's nice, and perhaps I would have thought more of it in a more receptive environment, but the laughter in my screening was definitely derisive.
     
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    I think that the audience experience is largely subjective. If you are enjoying a movie, then you are probably going to translate other people's laughter in a positive light, that they are enjoying the film. That may not necessarily be the case. They may very well be laughing "at" the movie, not "with". Likewise if you hate the movie, you might perceive other's laughter in a condescending tone. You might never know for sure unless you ask them or they're extremely vocal about their delight/displeasure.
     
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    Everyone was talking positively about it when we left the theatre so even if they were laughing at the film they still had a good time.
     
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    You actually take the time to talk to everybody after the movie is over? Because I have a hard time believing that anybody who hated the movie would stick aound once the credits roll. And if you stayed and watched the Bruce bit, then you most likely found yourself among like minded people. That wouldn't be a accurate tally of popular opinion, because the naysayers were long gone. Just sayin'.
     
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    I have a harder time believing the people having a good time in the theater were not, in fact, having a good time, as you are trying to assert in your continued efforts to trash this movie, maybrick.
     
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    I'm not asserting anything other than enter the possibility that perception doesn't necessarily equal reality. I'm not trying to trash this movie (in fact I'm not even talking about the Evil Dead specifically, but the movie going experience in general), I'm simply stating the truth: Just because you have some people vocal enough to voice their love of the film does not in any way mean that it was universally loved in the theater you were in. All it means is that those people are drowning out the other people who are willing to suffer through the movie in silence.
     
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    Same here. I was in a small screening and was sitting at the back. No one left the theatre till it was finished and I heard people in the lobby chatting about it saying they liked it. It seemed very apparent they enjoyed it.
     
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    You Aussies just love to eat up our American crap. :confused:
     

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