Diablo Cody gets a lot of flak, and undeservedly so, in my estimation. Nobody would give a crap about her if A- they didn't know that she had written a book about being a stripper or B- Juno
had never become stupid popular.
Most people's complaints about her stem from these two factors, as far as I can tell. The United States Of Tara
was actually a fun show, if not exactly to my taste. Jennifer's Body
was pretty under-rated if you ask me. In a world where generic horror remakes cover the horizon, we're really going to complain about Jennifer's Body
? It wasn't perfect, but it had a lot more merit than 90% of the schlock we get subjected to in the horror market these days. Plus, you know, Megan Fox
and Amanda Seyfried
making out wasn't so bad. Cough.
I have no idea if a remake of Evil Dead
is a good idea or not... kinda depends on whether or not it's good
. Raimi and Campbell I trust to at least be fun. Say what you want about Legend of the Seeker
being silly serial schlock based on a horribly mysogynist book series, it had a sense of adventure and fun to it that was certainly a signature of being from Raimi's company. Keep in mind that these people also make the superb Spartacus: Blood and Sand
series and Drag Me to Hell
So yeah. If Raimi wants to trot out his classic early film, I believe that he's going to try and do it up right.
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