Ok, so I saw the first showing near me yesterday, loved it. IMO overall way better then the original in a lot of ways. There should be NO comedy in a horror movie, hence the name HORROR.
The only thing I was disappointed in was the rape scene, should have been worse, more detailed instead of the Hentai demon method...not to sound graphic but it seemed more like a bondage scene then anything else.
Still, this movie isn't terrible if you compare it to most remakes which a lot are terrible this one is not one of them..the acting is pretty good for a horror movie, the special effects are 100x better then the 81 version, it's far more scary and gory then the original and morbid. Very violent too.
Storyline overall is the same except for the Mia vs. Ash character, who essentially is the same kind of character(the ending would kind of hint at that)
As a bigtime horror fan, I'd give this movie a 9 out of 10 honestly. One reason for this is not only does it look far better then the original, no comedy which is key for "horror" film and most of all it didn't end stupid like "let's just kill everyone a la Cabin in the woods" style...
There's also no way in hell the remake was worse then 2 and 3...Army Of Darkness is the Bride Of Chucky/Seed Of Chucky of the ED films and no to be taken seriously. THIS movie however IS very serious...
The next big remake I look forward to in the genre is Child's Play out next year, but first Curse of Chucky comes later this year to DVD.
So overall I'd rate it a 9/10. What's your opinions on the movie for those of you who've seen it?
P.S. to answer if Bruce Campbell is definitely in or not...
Yes, at the end of the credits