Army of Darkness Review
Written by: Ash's missing hand
Army of Darkness is a goofy, hyper send up of horror movies and medieval warfare, it is so action-packed that I best everyone got a really good workout making it. It is the third of the Evil Dead films. A cursed "Book of the Dead" found by Ash (Bruce Campbell) in the 2nd movie has sent him back through time to the Middle Ages, which is where the movie takes place.
Ash, who in real life works at a supermarket, finds himself and his car on a medieval battlefield. Before long, Ash assumes leadership and leads the knights in battle against an army of the dead.
Heads spin, body parts fly through the air, gallons of blood shoot into the sky, and Ash uses his old Chemistry 101 textbook to learn how to make gunpowder. The lovely Sheila (Embeth Davidtz) falls in love with Ash, in between being transformed into a homicidal harpy.
The F/X are ingenious and fun. The make-up is state of the art. The movie itself isn't as fun or entertaining as Evil Dead 2, but it achieves what it sets out to do.