Netflix Releases First Look of ‘Extremely Wicked and Shockingly Evil and Vile’
Fans have been anticipating this movie to release ever since we saw the first photos of Zac Efron as the infamous serial killer, Ted Buddy. Today, Netflix released the first official footage of the movie and the release date.
In the trailer, we see Liz (Lily Collins) is visiting Bundy in jail and asking whether or not he is guilty, which of course he says he is not. Cue to the trial where we hear people talk about how much of a monster he is for the crimes but how they also are attracted to him. There are other scenes of the trail and Efron brings the smugness and cocky attitude that Bundy had during his trial.
John Malkovich makes his appearance as the judge and you can tell he isn’t one to put up with that BS that Bundy is certainly going to bring to the case. Jim Parsons plays the DA Larry Simpson. You can see the passion that he brings to the role for Simpson as he tries to convict Bundy.
We already know that we won’t see the crimes in action. Netflix had already stated previously that the movie is going to be focused more on the trail and Bundy’s relationship with Liz more so then the crimes themselves. This was confirmed in some of the reviews that came from the Sundance Festival.
The movie was first shown at the Sundance Festival and received mixed feelings about it. Some people believe we are glorifying a killer while others believe that the movie portrays how dangerous this world can be. There is a consensus though that believe that Efron did an amazing job as the killer. This would probably officially shed that last little bit of High School Musicalhe had still clinging to his career.
Right now, the movie sits at a 64% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes out of 47 reviews. The negativity comments that are coming from the reviewers is more about the plot and the flow of the script, not necessarily anything to do with the director or the actors.
Netflix also announced when it will be available to stream. It is only a month away. May 3rd is the big day so make sure to mark your calendars. If you want something to hold you over until the movie comes out, they have a documentary about Ted Bundy on Netflix that goes into more details of the case and will likely tell you the story to expect. Which includes how he was caught, his many identities, how he escaped, and how they finally got him convicted.
While the movie is only expected to be on Netflix, fans should understand that it's not going to likely be that Oscar-worthy type of film. It's a film that is interesting to those who love crime stories and it's important to view it as such.
What did you think of the trailer?