I really disliked the first one. I really enjoyed this one. Go figure!
Glad I didn’t listen to most critics; this is a thoroughly charming and very funny film with two truly engaging lead performances in Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris.
The 1987 original has a been a favorite of mine most of my life, so it’s very high praise for me to say that the remake is worthy in just about every way.
I've got way too many feelings (all of them positive) stirring around inside of me having just seen this phenomenally entertaining remake/tribute to write a proper review, so I'm just going to list some of the many things I love about it.
1. ...the fact that it pays significant tribute to both 1981's landmark EVIL DEAD and 1987's absurdly creative EVIL DEAD II, in a number of interesting ways while also containing many great surprises of its own.…
It's been a Cronenberg family kind of day, what can I say?
How can a movie simultaneously be one of the most viscerally disturbing monster movies ever AND one of the most heartbreaking, tragic love stories of the 1980s? It's a rarity to find a movie that hits so squarely on all intended marks (scares, suspense, gross-out moments, special effects, emotional intensity...), but David Cronenberg's still-stunning remake of THE FLY (oh yeah, it's also one of the greatest remakes of…