Ted Bundy thriller should be praised for bold decision

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Ted Bundy thriller should be praised for bold decision

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More than forty years after his infamous killing spree, a new biographical thriller, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile,” focuses on the life of serial killer Ted Bundy, except there’s a slight twist.

Mostly told from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, it takes a huge focus on capturing the charm that he used to lure innocent women. To achieve this objective, the leading role was given to none other than Zac Efron. Unsurprisingly, both the focus of the movie and the casting choice have received much ridiculous criticism.

Different claims and opinions have been shared out, but the most popular one seems to be the idea of the movie glorifying Bundy. Claims point out to too much emphasis being put on his charm.

Others, including myself, find this claim quite naive. Even if there is a whole lot of emphasis put on his charm, it’s doing so to provide more insight on the way his psychopathic seduction worked. His charm was how he deceived women, so it would be foolish to cover this aspect without great emphasis.

When it comes to people complaining about Zac Efron landing the role, that’s just plain ignorance. A majority of those who dislike this choice only do so because of the past projects that he’s worked on. Yes, at one time he was a child star on Disney Channel, but now he’s past that. Reviews have already praised his performance with some even calling it his best.

“Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile” does not have a release date yet, but it’s set to be sometime in 2019.

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