If you haven't seen either movie, first watch the original, second don't watch the remake.
This movie is about a group of friends who go off to a cabin in the woods. They are there to help one of them get off of drugs and sober up. All of this is going just as planned until someone finds a book, bound by barbed wire. He finds it fascinating, and like a complete idiot he reads some passages out of it, unleashing an evil that has been waiting for several years to create havoc on earth. One by one each person is affected until only one remains to fight the evil on their own.
I understand, we need strong female characters, but seriously, what the heck was the point of the remake of this movie. None of the women or the men stood out to me, unlike in the original movie where Ash still stands out. The most interesting character was the long-haired Eric, who is the one who reads the book and sets hell on earth free. He fights throughout the movie to stay alive. He is stabbed several times, shot with a nail gun, hacked at with a knife, hit over the head with a large crowbar, and even though he is being literally beaten to death he still tries to help his friend.
Other than him, the rest of the movie was just eh. The ideas behind some of the violence were a little unrealistic. I seriously doubt you could cut off a body part with an electric knife, once you hit bone those things usually stop. I have yet to see one strong enough that it could cut off a limb. And how on earth, are you going to walk around if you are spurting arterial blood? Cauterize the damn wound already. Geez!
I understand, I'm expected to suspend my belief, but for this movie I just could not do it! I know, the original is just as unbelievable, but I think since it was new, and I wasn't expecting a lot of it, I could watch it without wondering about wound care.
Just don't. I didn't heed the warnings, and I really should have, I wouldn't have wasted an hour and a half of my life watching just another remake that didn't need to be made.