Finding a strong horror remake is very difficult these days, Evil Dead… MoreFinding a strong horror remake is very difficult these days, Evil Dead is a good example of that rare film. Filled with gruesome scenes of violence and horror, as well as being very cringe worthy throughout the film, it kept me gripped and didn't leave me disappointed. Thanks to the vision of Fede Alavarez , the visuals seen in this movie have gone back to old school effects, meaning very little/no CGI was used. This gore fest also featured a strong yet gut wrenching performance by Jane Levy. For hardcore fans, this may not top the standards of original for you, however, there are plenty of references towards the horror classic. Jam-packed with buckets of blood, moments of intensity and horrific fates for these poor souls, Evil Dead has been one hellish ride that I will return to hopefully soon.
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I'll admit I had only watched the Evil Dead trilogy before watching… MoreI'll admit I had only watched the Evil Dead trilogy before watching this. Considering I didn't know very much on Bruce Campbell, I quite enjoyed 'My Name Is Bruce'. I've watched it quite a few times because there are plenty of references to previous Campbell films; from simple one liners, to obvious yet clever cameos. While it does have some rather funny moments, it's not suppose to be taken as a serious film. This to me, makes it a more humorous film than it seems. Although some scenes are better than others, this is one film that should be given a try for horror-comedy and especially Bruce Campbell fans.
Sometimes its difficult to make a good remake, especially if its a… MoreSometimes its difficult to make a good remake, especially if its a remake to George A.Romero's 'Dawn Of The Dead'. This may not be as memorable, as powerful or as funny as the original. However, it doesn't stop this film from being a faster and intense take on a zombie apocalypse .
As a Romero fan, I wasn't very fond of the idea of having running zombies. To me, this form of the undead ruins the idea of what a typical zombie is. The film tries to give intensity to individual zombies. However, this doesn't really top how terrifying a large group of slow moving zombies can be.
Overall,its nothing like the original, but introduces a new, zombie apocalypse with a faster pace. For Horror/Zombie fans, this is a must watch/buy.
If there is a good reason to watch this film, then it's Willem Dafoe's… MoreIf there is a good reason to watch this film, then it's Willem Dafoe's spine shivering performance. From his body language and disturbing smile, to his maniacal voice, Dafoe delivers a performance that shouldn't be forgotten very easily. There was a particular scene that was priceless; of how Dafoe's character was hit by the sun, his reaction was so convincing, its very difficult to ignore how powerful Willem Dafoe made this Oscar worthy performance, for which I personally believe he should've won.
Its nice to see another Zombie/Comedy film after the success of 'Shaun… MoreIts nice to see another Zombie/Comedy film after the success of 'Shaun of The Dead'. Featuring a superb cast of Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and a fantastic cameo from *SPOILER REMOVED*. 'Zombieland' also features both creepy scenarios and nice humour. For those who are any form of zombie fan, this is a nice guide for surviving the undead.
I'll admit being highly skeptical about the superb musical masterpiece… MoreI'll admit being highly skeptical about the superb musical masterpiece being adapted onto the screen. However, I felt that it'll be interesting to see how loyal they keep the film to the show. Even after leaving the cinema, I kept on debating whether I enjoyed it or not. While I really many aspects of the film, it was the choice of actors/actresses that got to me. For me, Hugh Jackman's performance of Jean Valjean really stood out for me, I was constantly gripped with every scene, from his moments of anger and despair, to his highlights of singing. I felt even though Russell Crowe wasn't the best choice for the notorious Javert, to me, he eventually picks himself up with later songs. The biggest hit and miss I found for this film was Anne Hathaway. I had read up that she was the big highlight of the film. Even though I didn't see what made her performance stand out, it didn't stop Hathaway from presenting a relatively strong character for Fantine. Even though 'Les Miserables' may have a dragging length to it, I'm glad it did its best in keeping to the original musical.
It may not be the film for you, however, on the minimum, to me, the it's worth watching for Jackman's powerful yet possibly Oscar worthy portrayal.
There were a lot of concerns for this film before it came out, due to… MoreThere were a lot of concerns for this film before it came out, due to the fact it was a remake of an already critically acclaimed trilogy. However, it may not be as good, but its still a strong yet shocking remake. Once again, David Fincher's dark and gritty atmosphere methods have mixed successfully with this story. With regards to acting, the main focus is Rooney Mara; who's perfomance is extremely disturbing and powerful. It was a shame she didn't win the Oscar that she deserved. Aside from that, most people preferred the Swedish version over this, which is understandable, but this is worth a try.
I was told by some that it was pure horror, others told me it was a… MoreI was told by some that it was pure horror, others told me it was a clever comedy. I then discovered it was both. And the film had moments that made my nerves go mental, or even made me burst out with laughter. While it easily reflects what movies were like from the 80s, its more than understandable that it holds a strong cult status. Evil Dead 2 is so over the top at certain scenes, you can't help but laugh so much. Its more than worth a watch, its almost an essential for any horror fan.
If I loved films like I do now about 4 years ago, I would've went… MoreIf I loved films like I do now about 4 years ago, I would've went ballistic when I saw Sam Raimi at Forbidden Planet for this film's release. However, since I wasn't, I feel gutted that I missed that chance. To be honest I heard mixed views on this film; others were frightened, others didn't find it scary. Lets face it, this is Sam Raimi; the creator of 'The Evil Dead' Trilogy. If you're a film fan, you should know that there is bound to be some comical elements in Raimi's horror films. It's because of this, I enjoyed the film a lot more than I expected. Featuring superb scenes of ridiculous violence, this is highly recommended for Sam Raimi fans. Just one final thing to add: for some reason, the ending made me chuckle.
A superb yet really, really creepy horror, which makes 'The Evil Dead'… MoreA superb yet really, really creepy horror, which makes 'The Evil Dead' one of the finest horror movies out there. What makes this gore fest stand out is its unique scene between a woman and a tree. Although I enjoy 'Evil Dead II' the most, I'll never forget the shock this film gave me the very first time I saw it. In fact, I can never get over the pencil in the ankle scene. This film not only made a superb start for both Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, it led to the creation of one of the biggest cult franchises out there.