Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (Joe Berlinger, 2019)

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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (Joe Berlinger, 2019)

#1 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:14 pm


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#2 Post by Big Ben » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:08 pm

DarkImbecile wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:14 pm
Zac Efron as Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
I thought this felt fairly over the top for a film about such an awful person. I'm just a little surprised at the way it's put together because it feels like something I'd expect in a film where action took center stage. Maybe it's just me!

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#3 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:20 pm

Reminds me of the I, Tonya trailer

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#4 Post by Never Cursed » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:28 pm

Really hoping this isn't the exact type of movie that The House That Jack Built taught us we didn't need. Not optimistic based on the trailer

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Re: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (Joe Berlinger, 2019)

#5 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:57 pm

That's a pretty great point, Never Cursed. I'm not sure what kind of filmmaking heft it would take to make a "serial killer as protagonist" film land for me at this point, but no offense to *checks notes* Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 director Joe Berlinger, I am doubtful that it is employed here

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Re: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (Joe Berlinger, 2019)

#6 Post by swo17 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:58 pm

Hey, give him credit for Brother's Keeper and Paradise Lost

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Re: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (Joe Berlinger, 2019)

#7 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:01 pm

The moment this forum gives James Marsh credit for Man on Wire and Project Nim when they're talking about The Theory of Everything being soullessly cynical fluff, I'll get right on that.

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Re: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (Joe Berlinger, 2019)

#8 Post by knives » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:33 pm

I give him credit for The King.

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Re: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (Joe Berlinger, 2019)

#9 Post by Mr Sausage » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:03 pm

A new trailer, much better than the last.

I still think this is terrific casting. There's always been this blandly charming, affable emptiness to Efron's public persona that seems perfectly suited for what I understand to've been Bundy's own superficial but empty charm.

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Re: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (Joe Berlinger, 2019)

#10 Post by Big Ben » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:14 pm

Efron's past association with Disney also gives him an air of innocence that Bundy himself exuded. I've read some reviews criticizing the film for avoiding really showing Bundy's crimes in detail which I thought was odd. Surely the point was not to wallow in Bundy's vile actions but show what a contemptible person he was?

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