Army of Darkness Review
Written by: Moviemaven
C'mon guys! Grab your boomsticks, hop into my battered '73 Oldsmobile and lets head for the fourteenth century. Why?! You ask why? Well, cause we have some Deadite ass to kick. That's why.
Bruce Campbell once again reprises his role of Ash, the mild mannered clerk of S Mart. In this second sequel (we won't really go into two) to the inventive and fun Evil Dead, Ash is hurdled back in time where he faces some angry warriors, some hot babes, himself (again) and of course those crazy, sword-fighting, pissed off skeletons. Ash must recover the lost Book of the Dead before it's too late for the land of the living? Will he manage in tmie? Who knows? But I can guarantee we'll have a Helluva time watching him try.
If you are not a fan of Bruce Campbell or Evil Dead, then you should just stop reading right now. I have nothing more to say to you. ;) What better hero to have than the prominent-chinned, dashing, chainsaw slingin' hottie that is Ash?
Raimi's hilariously fun third in this unusual triology is more chock full of memorable lines and cool (if not exactly realistic) special effects than...well...than those movies that aren't. He lays it on thick here and we get to go on the ride of our lives. Watch closely for the copy of Fangoria in the trunk of Ash's car (I just love that). Then watch closely as he makes short work o f every Deadite in sight. Yeahhh, come get some!
Army of Darkness is a rather short film, coming in at a mere 81 minutes or so. But that is plenty of time to watch the mountains of gore and hilarity. Any more than that and it could get old. So, don't worry, our trusted friend Sam Raimi knows what he is doing. And fortunately for us, he does it again here.
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