January is known as a fabled breeding ground for awful movies. While theaters may be packed to the gills with ’em, news outlets are pretty bare.
But, by god I promised daily updates and that’s just what I’m going to do.
Yesterday we talked about the nonsense-looking “Robocop” remake and judged the crap out of it even though it’s still well over a year away from stumbling drunkenly into theaters. Good times.
So let’s keep that remake train a-rolling today and talk about another remake of a classic gore-fest, “The Evil Dead.”
Now “Evil Dead ...” well, I’m not sure what to make of this thing. The trailers are insanely brutally violent, which is promising and true to the spirit of the original. But remakes are tough and they rarely work better than the thing they’re redoing. Also, the new one has to top Bruce Campbell, which is damn near impossible.
The potential for disaster is strong with this one.
Anyway, the powers that be in Hollywood started shuffling movies around and low and behold “The Evil Dead” remake has itself a brand new release date --- a full week earlier!
That’s right, now we can all watch demons mutilate themselves on the big screen on April 5th! Going to be a busy weekend for yours truly as the “Jurassic Park” 3-D re-release also hits screens that day and I love me some dinosaurs.
So there you go. It’s not much, but it’s news.
Info: Ain’t It Cool