johnlink bundles his EVIL DEAD rankings

Revisited the early EVIL DEAD films way back in February, but didn’t hit up ARMY OF DARKNESS until August. That’s the way these things fall sometimes. With the reboot of EVIL DEAD coming soon (you know, the one that has almost nothing to do with the original EVIL DEAD), I’d rather do this now and pretend a new one was never attempted.

Scores for FILM; MOVIE; ACTING; WRITING; BONUS (if applicable). Then the average score. For an explanation of what these categories mean,  jump to here.

EVIL DEAD: FILM: 4; MOVIE: 7; ACTING: 5; WRITING: 4; BONUS: 1 (gore effects) FINAL SCORE: 5.25


ARMY OF DARKNESS: FILM: 4; MOVIE: 9; ACTING: 4; WRITING: 5; BONUS: -1 (poor production value) FINAL SCORE: 5.25

So clearly these films follow a pattern of being marginal in terms of filmic value, acting, or writing quality. However, none of these films are about those things. The EVIL DEAD series is about fun, and it absolutely delivers on that level. Sure the 80s flicks are dated, but they have a certain level of nostalgia that can’t be ignored. All of these movies are a better experience that their final score suggests. But I still stand by the fact that you don’t watch these films and think ‘this is really good’, you watch these and think ‘this is fun’. none of these, fo course, negates Ash as a horror icon. Links to the original articles below:

ED1 link here

ED2 link here

AOD link here

~ by johnlink00 on September 7, 2012.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: