Friday, May 29, 2009

I Just Got Dragged To Hell....

AND I LOVED IT! RAIMI IS BACK and i'm so glad I can say that with 100% conviction. 'But it's PG-13! It's gotta suck!!' Throw that notion right out the goddamn window right this instant cause this aint your typical PG-13 fare! Do you normally see people walk out of PG-13 movies in disgust?! Didn't think so! Evil Dead fans, this one's for you! We may not be getting ED4 anytime soon if at all, but this may be the next best thing.

Gonna have to keep this pretty brief as i'm in a bit of a rush to take my second shower of the week and head out for a night of drinking (classy, eh?) but I just had to pop on here and tell ya to go see this flick asap....

Sam Raimi has not only returned to his horror roots, but he has returned to precisely the kind of horror flick that made him a household name among genre fans. Drag Me To Hell is very much in the vain of the Evil Dead films in that it's a completely off the wall blend of horror and comedy that does not bore or let up for even a split second. You may think that after directing the Spider-Man movies, Raimi would tone down his whacky sense of humor and go for a more straight up mass appeal horror movie, which is what the trailers would lead you to believe, but i'm happy to say that this is the Sam Raimi on display that we all know and love. It's certaintly the most fun i've had at the theatre all year and I don't think any Evil Dead fan will disagree with me. With enough references to those movies (laughing and moving inanimate objects, an eyeball flying into a mouth, levitating demons, and even a drill being taken off a storage shed shelf revealing an outline of the drill underneath, much like Ash's chainsaw) and enough humor and gross out moments not to mention genuine scares, Drag Me To Hell is the best big screen horror flick of the year so far and even one of the best in the past several years. All I ask is that you go into it expecting nothing more than a good time. As a reviewer on Rotten Tomatoes said, "check your brain at the door and suspend your disbelief. It's the ultimate midnight-movie experience...." I second that and I raise him an "I dare you to not have fun watching this movie!"

The only thing that would've made it any better would've been an appearance from Bruce Campbell, who sadly couldn't partake due to scheduling conflicts. But i've gotta say, Alison Lohman's Christine Brown is a one liner spouting heroine that even Ash would fight alongside!

GO SEE DRAG ME TO HELL NOW!!! Don't wait for the DVD, this is the kinda movie you want to see with an audience!

When you do see it or if you already have seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts!

10 comments:

The Frog Queen said...

Oh shi*! Really!!! OMG! I think I might have let out a little pee :D

Forget seeing the Terminator movie on Monday....I am seeing this one. If husband thinks otherwise, he can see the shiny silver robot movie by himself :D

You made my weekend! There is still hope in the world!!! I can hardly wait!

Cheers!

The Warfreak said...

I went and watched it last night. I enjoyed it quite a bit, I'm not as enamored as most are, but I thought it was really good, especially the last quarter of the film where it basically turns into Evil Dead. Worth a watch, people definitely need to see this one in the theater.

Jeff said...

Being a longtime, per-Spiderman Raimi fan, I am glad to read the positive comments in this review. I really hope I can see this one in the next week or so.

The ending turns into an Evil Dead? Interesting...

Johnny said...

Froq Queen - let me know what you think of it! Judging by the reviews, you won't be missing out on much by skipping Terminator!

Jeff - ya, it gets very Evil Dead-y towards the end.

Spencer said...

I just got back from seeing it and absolutely loved it!! It had a little bit of everything. Really scary parts, gross outs, and even some humor. Most fun I've had at the movies in my 18 years of living!

TheKappa02 said...

Saw this movie today and was pleasently suprized at how good it actually was. A lot of decent scares, pretty good gross out moments(Mainly happened during the beggining)Nice opening credits, and pretty good monsters. I love the fact the old lady kept pulling out the girls hair. But I will say the ending could have been a little more over the top.
I really recomend people see this film.

J. Astro said...

I thought it was fairly cool. I don't think it is Raimi's best by any stretch of the imagination, and I don't think it breaks any new ground or will even be worth re-watching all that much... but it is a plain, enjoyable, silly, and very LOUD spook-show worth seein' once in the theaters, to get the full audience reaction, as you pointed out.

BJ-C said...

I came. Four Times...before the first 45 minutes were up. It was THAT good. PS; my fave ED reference was the HANDkerchief that still laughed and squiggled even after you split it and stepped on it :)

Not to mention the pontiaaaac.

Live for films said...

SPOILERS AHEAD:

During the seance scene when you hear the laughter I could have sworn it was Ash in one of his manic turns. Wishful thinking I know.

Do you think we'll see a sequel where once she lands in Hell she bumps into Ash?

Johnny said...

Well if Ash were to die, which he never will, he would most certaintly go to Heaven! Now Evil Ash she could bump into!