Many people called out Efron and the new trailer for "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, saying it romanticized Ted Bundy, who raped and killed more than 30 women.
While the title of the new Ted Bundy film starring Zac Efron doesn’t romanticize the serial killer there is a debate over whether the storyline does based on the latest trailer that was released.
Over the weekend, while the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, the new trailer dropped and so many people on Twitter are discussing the film. Particularly whether or not it glorifies the convicted rapist and murderer, Ted Bundy. The rock music and winking from Efron was said to give off “rom-com vibes.”
Someone who actually saw the movie over the weekend wrote this:
"Was EWSEAV a great movie? No. Besides the riveting and bonkers court proceedings, which are public record, the script felt weak and without the sort of gripping tension one might expect. However, it was also one of, if not the most, tasteful and respectful films on this type of subject I've seen. In the end, it was a film about the victims: including Kloepfer. There were no graphic murders or sexualization of his crimes. Bundy was just as the title suggests: evil and vile. For that, Efron has a reason to be proud." - Emily Tannenbaum for Cosmopolitan