An Evil Dead Remake…Really? Have We Run Out Of Ideas?Posted: January 5, 2013
In My Humble Opinion: Why the hell does Hollywood feel the need to remake such a cult classic like Evil Dead? I know the remake was announced long ago and I was hesitant to comment on it because I haven’t see the original. That’s right I will be up and front and say I have not seen the original Evil Dead 1 or 2…yet; I have seen Army of Darkness though and also know what a dedicated following all three films in the franchise have gained. The films launched the careers of Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi and have gone on to have one of the biggest cult followings in film history…isn’t that enough? I don’t know if Hollywood saw the moderate success of The Cabin In The Woods and decided, well why don’t we just remake one that we know already has a strong fan base. Hopefully I’m not of the mark with this one and if there are any fans out there that really like the original trilogy, please let me know if you are excited about the remake being done or are as appalled as I am that Hollywood can’t come up with any fresh ideas. Hell, when they remade The Karate Kid (yeah it did well, and it wasn’t that bad of a movie) but why call it The Karate Kid? It didn’t follow any of the plot points from the original movie except for the “bullying” aspect, and on top of that, Jayden Smith didn’t learn Karate, he learned Kung-Fu. Why not just call it the Kung-Fu Kid and make it its own stand alone film? Anyway, I’m surprised that Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell even signed on as producers for the remake. Then again I’m sure it will be a nice pay-day for them so you can’t blame them but so much. Oh well, maybe I will just make it a point when the re-make comes out to have a special screening of the original film somewhere, maybe even a double feature of Evil Dead 1 & 2.