Didn't any one learn from the remake/prequel of The Thing? You can't make a multiplex friendly horror out of the classic horror films of 70's/80's. Why do producers of these films keep on insisting they are bring something new to the party.
There is a Doc on this Blu Ray were Bruce Campbell seem to do an about turn and go from saying it is not right to remake The Evil Dead to being all for it - I think quite a bit of money was involved, Sam Raimi was notable by his absence on said doc.
Back to film, to its credit there are some nice visual touches (mostly repeats of Raimi's work-with a bigger budget) and some good physical effects work. But there are major problems, what is the point of the prologue? It would have been nice if it had tied into the film in some way? (Who were the people in the prologue by the way? why were they in the basement of the two main characters parents cabin?) Incredibly boring main characters apart from Mia, no real tension or innovation but most of all where is the dark humour? The worst bit "The book of the Dead" is now like a plot device for driving the special effect along - no mystery to it at all.
The film descends into a tedious, predictable slasher movie with absolutely zero innovation and a terrible script.
Save your money for the same price of this disk you can buy the original trilogy blu ray. If it is of any help the picture on the blu ray is good but the Docs are a love in to the producers who almost seem to need justifying making this turkey, I think and hope that late at night they feel very guilty for being responsible for ruining the memory of the originals.
I really think it is time these remakes start to flop at the box office, all of them have been terrible (apart from maybe Dawn of the Dead) and all of them are soulless, loud, uninventive rubbish. Film/genre fans should expect and deserve more.
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