Thursday night, the little lady and I went to Simpsonville to catch the new remake of The Evil Dead which, you may or may not have noticed, is titled simply Evil Dead. The film, in my opinion, is true to the nature of the original which was never intended to be campy like the sequels were. This, in no way, is a criticism of any of the original films as Evil Dead II is one of my favorite all-time films.
The remake is very brutal and unapologetically bloody as one would only hope. To those who are against this remake being made in the first place, consider that the original filmmakers (Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Rob Tapert) are behind the film as its producers so it's not just a bunch of newbies ruining a classic.
Speaking of classic, although the new film isn't nearly as classic as the original, it is, in many ways, superior in its gory effects and superior script and acting, particularly on the part of Jane Levy who plays the film's main character Mia. And make sure you stay through the credits for a GROOVY cameo!
The rest of the weekend I rested as much as possible and caught up on some TV watching and video game playing which included a great deal of newfound home 3D entertainment! I had recently picked up a copy of Resistance 3 after waiting forever for the price to finally drop down to $20 since I hate paying $60 for a video game! And the game just happens to be 3D compatible and, if you read my last blog, you should know that I now am the proud owner of two pairs of active 3D glasses specifically designed for our new TV!
And, when I purchased The Avengers on Blu-ray, I just happened to have picked up a copy with the 3D version of the film! So, between the game and the movie, I spent a LOT of time with those 3D glasses on my face! Needless to say, I was taking a lot of breaks because you're not supposed to wear them for any longer than three hours at a time. I don't even think I ever had them on for any more than an hour or so at a time! That $h!t will give you a headache!