By Smart_Dork_Dude 0 Comments
First off I must say this. Anyone who is an Evil Dead fan NEEDS to see this film. There is so much attention to detail and references to the original films that it was enough to make me geek out so hard!!!
Now to address the elephant in the room, no there is no Ash character in this movie. No one is named Ash, has the last name Williams, nothing. However the traits of Ash are spread throughout the main characters. The character David shows Ash's resourcefulness, and the character of Eric has Ash's near inhuman ability to take a LOT of punishment, to name a couple.
The effects in this movie were EXTREMELY well done practical effects with only one or two instances of CGI that I noticed and even then it was so little that I didn't even care because the way the scene was shot it needed the CGI. I can tell you that I have gotten so sick of CGI in my horror movies that I can't tell you how relieved I was that it was used only when needed in this movie.
The next part of this review is a spoiler just as a warning.
Mia is the last survivor and has something in common with Ash as well. She was possessed for a good chunk of the movie, but managed to break free of this.
Also at the premiere of the movie, the director Fede Alvarez announced that a sequel is in the works. In addition, Sam Raimi confirmed plans to write Evil Dead 4 with his brother and has specified that this film would be Army of Darkness 2.
Also for those of you unable to attend the panel at WonderCon last month, Bruce Campbell and Alvarez stated that their ultimate plan is for Alvarez's Evil Dead 2 and Raimi's Army of Darkness 2 to be followed by a seventh film which would merge the narratives of both the original series and this new take. Can anyone say "Return of The King"?
So with that in mind, just go see this movie. If you love Evil Dead or are just looking for a GENUINELY scary horror movie then this is the perfect film for you.
Also I HIGHLY encourage you hard core Evil Dead fans to stick around after the credits for a "groovy" surprise