After getting a first peek at the above poster for the new Evil Dead remake, I wasn’t very impressed, especially because it looks like something out of Texas Chainsaw Massacre rather than Evil Dead. However, as they have done all along, the makers of the original film (Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell) continue their campaign of trying to convince everyone the movie isn’t a stinker.
“We do care what the fans think, there was a lot of negative reactions… they were concerned. But we’re all over this project. Hopefully that will mellow fans out.” says Bruce Campbell at a recent convention appearance. He also said the movie is yet to be rated by the MPAA, but:
“We have to try and get it to R. Wish us luck. We haven’t gone through the ratings nightmare yet, that’s coming. We have a screening coming up for the MPAA, I can hear them laughing already. ‘You want an R rating?’
I’m not convinced this movie will suck, but at the same time, I’m not convinced it won’t. Especially with Raimi and Campbell speaking out extensively about how involved they’ve been with it, that doesn’t mean it won’t suck. In fact, after seeing the full trailer for Oz the Great and Powerful, I’m not convinced Raimi has anything quality left to offer.
I live by few rules, but one of them is: If everyone is trying to convince you that something doesn’t suck, that means it probably sucks. Not to mention the fact that basically every movie ever produced by Raimi and Tapert’s Ghost House Pictures has been absolute crap.
The red band teaser showed off the blood and gore, but the slick camera work and editing, along with that Platinum Dunes-style fake grime just flies in the face of everything that made The Evil Dead great in the first place. Corny acting, gritty f/x, and inventive uses of the camera are what made that great, this looks like a studio manufactured attempt at recapturing that, and I just hate it. Call me a pessimist, I don’t care. The film opens April 12th, 2013, and this remake is directed by Fede Alvarez, who directed the excellent short film Panic Attack! a few years ago, but I’m afraid is walking into a man-made trap with this film. We’ll see in the spring, but I’m not holding out hope, despite the constant insistence that we should love it.
Source : Collider