The Evil Dead remake really has horror fans divided. I had fun with the film and it's stunning display of extreme violence, but a lot of people out there really despised it. Of course these days it's hard to even take anyone's opinions on movies seriously anymore because the internet is just filled with people who go to extremes in their opinions. It seems that people feel that movies are either "fucking awesome" or "the worst, most steaming pile of shit ever excreted". If someone dislikes a movie today they HATE it, then they get online and insult the intelligence of anyone who did like it. I've seen hundreds of vicious fights on the internet over differing movie opinions, I always find that really weird to see.
In my experience I've found that the vast majority of movies are never as awesome or as terrible as people like to exclaim. I think we all need to lighten up a bit, no matter how passionate we are about movies at the end of the day they are in fact just movies. It's amazing to me how much rage and anger movies can inspire in people. I'm a big movie fan, I've seen thousands of these things - some of them real pieces of crap, but if I watch a movie that sucks I move on and watch something else. I try not to hold a grudge or get pissed off about a movie. To me that seems like a pretty stupid thing to actually be angry over.
Okay, sorry for the mini rant there, those of you who remain undecided on Evil Dead because you missed it in theaters will get a chance to check it out July 16th:
“In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends who become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead. An archaeologist’s tape recording reveals that the ancient text was discovered among the Khandarian ruins of a Sumerian civilization. Playing the taped incantations, the youths unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.”
- Commentary featuring stars Jane Levy, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Director Fede Alvarez and writer Rodo Sayagues (Blu-ray exclusive)
- “Making Life Difficult” – The Intense and Physically Exhausting Creation of the Film
- “Being Mia” – The Physical and Psychological Transformation into “Evil Mia”
- “Directing The Dead” – Director Fede Alvarez re-imagines a cult horror classic
- “Unleashing The Evil Force” – Exploring the origins and design of the new Book of the Dead (Blu-ray exclusive)
- “Evil Dead the Reboot” – Cast Rehearsals, Bruce Campbell, Deadites and more! (Blu-ray exclusive)