For the guy that complained about it being too bloody and cheesy...Well, let's be fair here...the original looked beyond crappy and had cheesy blood I even remember seeing a hose tied to one of the actor's necks with fake red water/blood squirting out...can't get any worse then that lol.
concerning the old ED vs. the new one, honestly the new one looked far better...
@vaeternus: Well I suppose,I disagree with the notion that comedy and horror cannot go together.I think it is just plain daft to say that.I mean that is like saying Sci Fi,action,thriller fantasy etc cannot go with it.I mean a horror film doesn't have to be scary to be a horror.Evil Dead 2 isn't really scary but it has those things in it that make it a horror,things that have become synonymous with the genre.So to say that something isn't a horror just because it may not be scary just seems silly to me,or that it cant have comedy in it also seems silly.ED2 is a horror in the film itself with all the features like the gore,possession,demons,set in the middle of nowhere etc,but it has a comedic approach.And there are parts in there that did creep me out and even with all the comedy it still somehow felt eerie like a good horror does.
(Just had to get that off my chest)
Well, I don't disagree with having some comedy in a horror film so long as it works...or is appropriate being where I'm coming from. Like I was saying earlier, movies like Child's Play, Evil Dead, Halloween etc movies originally meant to be darker, serious IMO should have no comedy in it. I know sometimes depending on the director, producer etc they have some in it but I guess as myself being a hardcore "horror fan" I prefer just that, horror. Oh I agree, scary movies are just placed in horror category because it's appropriate. Horror films can be creepy, not bloody etc and still horror. I don't dispute that. Even Paranormal Activity, no blood, chopping heads off etc but it had no comedy in it...because it's goal is to scare, creep people out.
Of course whether or not the viewer gets scared or creeped out depends on the viewer. Like you and I said earlier, what scares one person may not scare another and vice versa...that goes for all horror movies. ED1 originally I admit, for the time creeped me out a little bit...the second and third film just made me laugh more then anything. In terms of the horror aspect I felt let down personally, that's one reason why I was really looking forward to this new film and overall I'm satisfied. I think those people complaining about "too much blood" obviously never saw the original movies as they were also bloody at times.