films seen
13
average score
1.50*
nationality
USA - 63 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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A veritable cult hero, though I never got into his films. Raimi is too cheesy for me, his work too steeped in US comic book culture. Even so, you can't deny the influence he has had as a director, as a fan of genre films there's no way around him.

The good stuff

A Simple Plan

1998 / 121m - USA
Comedy, Thriller
4.0*/5.0*
A Simple Plan poster

Worthy but flawed

Oz the Great and Powerful

2013 / 130m - USA
Fantasy, Adventure
2.5*/5.0*
Oz the Great and Powerful poster

The Gift

2000 / 111m - USA
Mystery, Thriller
2.5*/5.0*
The Gift poster

Dubious filler

Drag Me to Hell

2009 / 99m - USA
Horror
2.0*/5.0*
Drag Me to Hell poster

Evil Dead II

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
1987 / 84m - USA
Comedy, Horror
2.0*/5.0*
Evil Dead II poster

Plain forgettable

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

2022 / 126m - USA
Fantasy, Adventure
1.5*/5.0*
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness poster

I saw a lot of talk about Raimi putting a horror stamp on this film, I can't say I noticed when I was watching. Maybe there were hints in some of the creature designs, but the CG was so gaudy that I didn't really care for any of it. Other than that, this was just another typical Marvel production, warts and all.

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Doctor Strange rescues a multiverse jumper, which kick-starts another adventure. The girl can't control her powers and whenever she gets really frightened, she moves between universes. Things get confusing when Strange finds out that you can't really trust your friends from a different universe.

The first half of the film isn't that bad, though it's a shame so little is done with the crazy powers of Strange. One of the multiverse jumps sports an endless array of interesting-looking worlds, yet in the end they always end up in a world that looks a bit too much like our own. The second half of the film is a complete disaster. A waste of potential.

The Quick and the Dead

1995 / 107m - USA
Western
1.5*/5.0*
The Quick and the Dead poster

Big nopes

Darkman

1990 / 96m - USA
Sci-fi, Action
1.0*/5.0*
Darkman poster

Irritation overload

Spider-Man 3

2007 / 139m - USA
Sci-fi, Action, Adventure
0.5*/5.0*
Spider-Man 3 poster

Spider-Man 2

2004 / 127m - USA
Sci-fi, Action, Adventure
0.5*/5.0*
Spider-Man 2 poster

Spider-Man

2002 / 121m - USA
Sci-fi, Action, Adventure
0.5*/5.0*
Spider-Man poster

Army of Darkness

1992 / 81m - USA
Comedy, Horror
0.5*/5.0*
Army of Darkness poster

The Evil Dead

1981 / 85m - USA
Horror
0.5*/5.0*
The Evil Dead poster