“Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil and Vile” REVIEW

Have you ever wondered what a serial killer’s life was like before they were caught? Have you ever thought about about their love life? If so, then I recommend watching the Netflix original film, “Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil And Vile”.

Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil And Vile” stars Zac Efron, as Ted Bundy, and Lily Collins, as Liz Kendall. It’s about a well known American serial killer and his relationship with his girlfriend Liz, how his trial went down, and him in prison.

The movie starts off with Ted behind bars, getting a visit by Liz, who doesn’t look so happy to see him. It then goes back in time to when they met and started dating and the good and bad of the relationship. It also shows the charming side that everyone who knew Ted Bundy said he had.

My opinion on the movie was that it was alright. It did have some good things in it and showed a good job portraying Ted, but there are some things that I didn’t really like.

First of all, the title isn’t working. It’s long, and honestly, I don’t think the title suits the movie as it doesn’t really go into detail or show any of the killings.

Another thing that I didn’t really like about the movie was how it wasn’t very accurate. They got certain things wrong like when he ran away. The actual Ted Bundy, was treated like a lawyer and wasn’t even being watched when he was in that library. They also got the lawyer part wrong, since Ted Bundy actually represented himself in the courtroom since he went to law school.

However, there are good things about the film. I thought that the actors who were in it did an amazing job portraying the people they were playing.

Another thing I liked about the movie was how it didn’t just show the bad in Ted. It showed both sides. I mean, it did show that he was an awful person and he did terrible things, but it also showed another side of him that people wouldn’t really know. For example, the movie showed how Ted had gotten really close with Liz’s child from another marriage and how he acted as her father figure since he was all she knew since he stuck around for so long.

Overall, the movie had some good aspects as well as bad ones. I would recommend this movie to people who are interested about the other side of serial killers that aren’t usually known by people. I would also recommend this to people who like love stories or like watching lovers drifting apart.


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Dylan Walsh is a senior at Lake Shore High School. He has been writing for The Shoreline his freshman and senior year. He spends his time watching Netflix and creating stories. He wants to go to college for screenwriting. He wants to attend Macomb Community College for his basics and then switch over to a university.