The Dork Knight's Groovy Evil Dead Review
Greetings fellow nerdites! The Dork Knight is here to share his thoughts on the Evil Dead reboot directed by Fede Alvarez and produced by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell. Tuesday night, thanks to the guys over at Cosmic Comics (#getyourfix and all that jazz), I was fortunate enough to see an early screening of this “new vision from the producers of the original classic” and I was pretty pleased with what I had to see. The movie did fall short of its promise to be “the most terrifying film you will ever experience,” but I’m okay with that and even though it wasn’t as scary as I was lead to believe it was, it was a very entertaining ride that stayed true to the spirit of the original and should satisfy the Sam Raimi fans out there. In fact, there were several shots that I would swear Raimi shot.
Over the past couple of days I’ve been talking to anyone who would listen about how much I liked the premise for why the characters go to the cabin in the woods. It makes a lot more sense as to why they’re there and it also explains why they stay longer than anyone in their right mind should. I also liked how the ending fools you (well me at least) not once, but twice. I’m trying to be vague because I inadvertently spoiled the movie for a couple of my friends by revealing too much and I don’t want to make the same mistake here. I will say that from the movie’s intro to the final clip after the credits (OG Evil Dead fans should stick around for the credits for something “groovy”) I enjoyed it all.
Here’s a gruesome clip to check out, but be warned, it’s not for the faint of heart:
So that’s about as bad as it gets. If you can handle that scene, then you can handle the whole movie. Evil Dead released in theaters just over an hour ago so do yourself a favor and check it out.