I had the opportunity to see an advance screening of Evil Dead last week. I wasn’t excited or looking forward to seeing the movie. But was just looking to see what new Director Fede Alvarez had to offer in his take of the Evil Dead. So here is the Good, the Bad & the Ugly of the movie.
The Good – Well the movie didn’t really have much that jumped off the screen to me that was good to be honest. There were a few scenes were they got me to laugh at something that was supposed to be laughed at. Also scenes where they wanted you to cringe and you did. But overall nothing was over the top “Good”.
The Bad – To me they really tried way too hard to be over the top. So many forced scenes were it felt like they were never going to end. I wasn’t a big fan of the effects when it came to the blood. I also didn’t like that one of the characters in the movie took so much punishment and walked around like nothing happened.
One scene in particular really set me over the top. In a scene in which Natalie gets bitten by the possessed evil thing (if that’s what you call em) she than decides it’s time to cut her arm off. This is all fine and dandy, until she actually did it. That’s where I got upset, she basically cuts it off and just stands there. Which then her boyfriend David walks in complete shock and she is just standing there like nothing happened! I don’t ever plan on cutting my arm off but if I do I am pretty sure I would not be sitting there like it never happened. No screaming afterwards or any blood at all, come on seriously?
The Ugly – So suffering through the 1st 3 quarters of the movie we finally got to what I thought would be the final act. Boy was I wrong, they set it up where we get the happy ending end scene. Nope that would’ve made too much sense. So we get another 15-20 minutes that just dragged on for an eternity. In which we have Mia has a Jeep fall on her arm and she’s screaming in pain. But what the heck she just detaches her arm and ultimately conquers the possessed/demon character.
Rating – 0.0 out of 5 – I am not sure there was one redeeming quality in this movie seriously. It was just really bad from start to finish. The acting wasn’t good, the script isn’t and the new director maybe shouldn’t be directing anymore. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone; it’s not even free on TBS worthy in my books.