Over the summer, Netflix released “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile,” a movie based on serial killer, Ted Bundy. Let me just say, that it’s definitely worth the watch.
Originally, I didn’t know if Zac Efron as Ted Bundy would be good or not. He was the perfect choice to play this infamous serial killer, though. Bundy is known for his charm and charisma, and Efron portrays it in a way that makes you believe he’s actually Ted Bundy.
A lot of people think the movie romanticizes serial killers by casting Efron as Bundy. Personally, I think the directors were being realistic. Bundy tried to work his charm on women before he would take advantage and murder them. Efron is the type of actor who can play such a character very well.
The film focuses mainly on the court cases, Bundy’s time in jail, and his relationship with Elizabeth Kloepfer. For the squeamish viewers in the room: don’t worry, there are not any scenes where you see Bundy killing someone.
Because murder scenes are absent, it’s easy, I think, to separate Efron from Bundy. When I watch the film, I don’t picture Ted Bundy. It’s just Zac Efron, the boy from “High School Musical” and “17 Again.”
If you’re as curious as I am about serial killers, definitely watch “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile.”