Zac Efron excels in new movie, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile ★★★★
In Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, Sky Original Films brings you Zac Efron in a role unlike any other he’s played before. Charming, magnetic, and utterly void of humanity.
Efron takes on the role of one of the world’s most evil serial killers,Ted Bundy, in a film that chronicles his crimes from the perspective of his longtime partner, Elizabeth Kloepfer (played by Lily Collins). At once, it’s a horrific account of one history’s most notorious figures,and also a survivor’s story, told from the perspective of someone who refused to believe the terrible truth until the end.
Our Verdict: This role will do huge amounts for Efron who is traditionally cast in nonsensical beefcake roles (‘Baywatch’, ‘Bad Neighbours’, Dirty Grandpa’). Here, he does an exceptional job of portraying Bundy - a truly psychotic individual but one with deep layers within his narcissistic personality.
This is not a gore movie, aside from one very short scene near the end you don’t see any of the actual crimes and other than within information given post-credits, nor are you given any real sense of the scale of his crimes (it only came out in a confession before his death that he murdered at least 30 women, far more than he was put on trial for).
This is a melodramatic piece - it’s slow and dialogue heavy . That said, it is a great film, Efron is captivating and the series of true events that took place are just fascinating.
Go and see it, either at the cinema or via Sky Cinema / NOW TV. It’s available now.