Evil Dead it would seem has no legs as it drops from the #1 spot after not even one week at the top. I saw Evil Dead as most of our writers did and although it’s not the Evil Dead I remember I have to admit that it is a fantastic horror movie and easily one of the best I have seen in quite a few years.
Although it contained the key elements of the original 1981 Evil Dead it did not deserve to have the name and in my view would have been better done as ‘Evil Dead4’ then calling it a true remake. Evil Dead dropped to #5 falling behind the new GI Joe Retaliation movie that just goes to show there is no accounting for taste.
Now before anyone gets to worked up about Evil Dead slipping from the number one spot lets not overlook the huge success that the film has been. The movie which was made on a budget of $17million with Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi producing has brought in $52million at the box office so far according to RENTRAK and that my friends makes it a big hit!
Our readers have been quite vocal on what they thought of the film. Joe Parks writes;
As an “old school ” horror fan having seen the original well before there were any sequels, I gladly state that I loved the remake. It is its own movie while remaining true to the original. Its well done in all aspects. And it may be the goriest movie I’ve ever seen in the theater. If I have, I can’t think what it was. And I was lucky enough to see Hooper’s Texas Chainsaw 2 unrated in the theater!
It was ok. They did stay true to some of the old classic parts, but twisting it to their own. However, they didn’t incorporate the best scenes from the original. I was waiting for a “jack of diamonds, jack of clubs, queen of spades, raaaaaahhhhh” however, I thought the movie was good until the end. It upset me.
I thought the Evil Dead remake was an amazing construct from the original. However after chewing the fat with my 11 year old daughter and 12 year old son, we agreed that the heart of the original was superior. I guess were just sentimental like that. a very entertaining movie though and were looking forward to the sequel And Army of Darkness hopefully starring Mr. Campbell.
I agree that it should have been labelled Evil Dead 4, I went in thinking it was a total remake, so I was highly picky, being a huge fan and all. At one point I felt like walking out to be honest, alot of changes, the ending was the best part in my opinion, if they had to have it like the ending it would have been much better I think, I just love gore…what can I say.
It was an attempt that perhaps should have not happened or maybe should have been worked on a little more, who knows. Everybody has their own opinion, I was highly disappointed after my high anticipation of it, didn’t know till last night that Sam and Bruce were involved with this movie, wow….
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