Written October 22, 2016
Yes, it's overly bloody and gory, but that's what horror fans like. It makes you jump plenty of times and while it is a remake of the cult classic, it's far better than every other horror film that has come out in the past few years that claims to be original. Go check it out.
Definitely worth seeing in the theaters. In the middle of the day. So it's sunny when you get out.
Written May 26, 2016
I had high hopes for the latest incarnation of this movie. Really, I did. In today's age of "borrowing" ideas from the old to add to the new (*read as plagiarizing*), I entertained hopes this particular movie might present a new and innovative take on an old classic. I was at least partially wrong.
The original movie incorporated an incredibly terrifying "flying camera" tactic that up until that point had never been utilized in a horror movie, and in that respect, the new movie did not disappoint. What did fail to meet my expectations was the almost immediacy in which the stars of this movie began getting killed off. There was no real build up of tension or feelings of "Oh my god, here comes something bad, but when will it strike?" that is expected of today's modern horror films. Ok, so maybe the Hitchcock school of film making has been so overused since the original ED was released that maybe I was hoping for a new concept on this old classic. Either way, this film failed to scare.
Written July 27, 2016
Yep Epic it is!
I really enjoyed this flick! The lead female was perfect for the role and she did exceptional well in portraying someone who is possessed. She was all over evil!!
Im sure the following for the original movie wont be disappointed with this version.
Blood and blood everywhere!
Written June 30, 2016
Overall, I enjoyed the movie. It is not nearly as campy as the original. Lots of blood and gore. A scare or two. Wait for the end of credits for a surprise.
Written July 29, 2016
None of the same right notes that it's predecessor(s) struck to make it a cult classic, Fede Alvarez still manages to present a fine homage. Along with some great looks from Aaron Morton, Robert Gillies production design and the Makeup Department, this reboot delivers where Raimi wanted to in the very first.
Staying well clear of "remake", it's a rare reboot worth the money.