Evil Dead 2 does not take itself seriously, resulting a fun watch. There is buckets of blood, no, not buckets more like gallons of blood being sprayed all over the place, most of the time in Bruce Campbell's face. WORKSHED! Once again, Bruce Campbell goes all out in physical acting, smashing plates on his head, doing somersaults through the air all because his hand is possessed. Sam Raimi is inventive as always, love the scene when the whole house is laughing at Ash for breaking through the chair, so great.
Given a bigger budget, Raimi dutifully oversees a production noticeably more up to scratch, one more competently, cogently evocative of the manic atmosphere and horror of his premiere - otherwise nigh unwatchable with its erstwhile production values. A little rough around the edges yet, but this shit still be crazy, only now in more lucid, fluidly feverish, and hence more appreciable follow-through nightmare. Rather a revelation, then; even rather glorious - groovy.
Oodles of hilarious, insane gore and brilliant hyper-stylized imagery (Ash battling with his demonic hand is like a lost Svankmajer short) but the sloppy continuity pissed me off from the get-go with Raimi remaking (?) and completely butchering the original in the first five minutes. No matter how cool and inventive the film eventually gets, the opening is just too clumsy and confusing to transcend it.
A cult movie that lives up to the claims of its cult. Grotesque, funny, and even beautiful. Bruce Campbell has a greater range than he is often credited with to do both his sensitive performance in Bubba Ho-Tep and the craziness here where he struggles with his own hand.
La anecdota es practicamente la misma del film anterior (un grupo de personas perdidas en un bosque, atrapadas en el interior de una cabaña a merced de fuerzas demoniacas), solo que con un presupuesto un poco más decoroso. Aunque el resultado es muy divertido, tal parece que Raimi guarda una particular obsesión con esta historia, al grado de qué, actualmente, se encuentra trabajando en una nueva versión del asunto.
It just tries too hard to be silly and trash. The first one was the real deal - the movie was taken serious and had some great camera work, but at the same time the output of it was really naturally funny. The second one is starting it from the wrong side - trying hard to be a cult movie and intentionally doing it over the top. It becomes fake.
I thought it was just as good as the original, avoid 3 like the plauge unless your into horror comedys. Im not certain 3 was intended to be a straight comedy and was just so bad it came out like that and sam tried to save his career by stating so. Sam needs to stop movies at 2 sequels as evil dead 3 and spiderman 3 are god awful.