This absurd cult classic starring Bruce Campbell is not nearly as violent as the previous two films but somehow I can't get enough of the move. I've seen this movie multiple times and each time I see it I find a new reason to love it more! The comedy is what I would expect from a movie of such...calibur...and the cheap special effects that I usually contribute to a lousy movie actually improves my attraction to this movie. The plot, although not uncommonly rediculous for an early 90s movie, is a great story for the humor that is weaved in and the use of modern technology in medieval times further adds to the absurd movie resulting in one of the funniest contraptions I have ever seen. I am speaking of course about the car Ash (Bruce) brought with him that had been turned into an undead skeleton killing machine. Nevermind the consequences of teaching medieval peoples about modern physics and technology because that only adds to the humor that makes this movie one of my favorite cult classics.
Originally released in Spring, 1993, ARMY OF DARKNESS only lasted for a week and a half in theaters--not enough to creep into box-office success. After a few years in the back of the shelves, the film has attained "cult status" and had acquired a permanent spot in the books of popular culture. The "Boomstick" Dvd edition has both the 81 minute theatrical cut and the 96 minute director's cut in two discs, both anamorphically enhanced for HDTVs. Sam Raimi‘s "Army of Darkness" is one of the most brilliant, … more
Pros: Special Effects, Script, Bruce Campbell, Direction (by Sam Raimi) Cons: Campy, Corny, & Cheesy A user on here, mas13, introduced me to this film during the summer of 1994. He and his three friends stayed at my house during a road trip they were taking, and they brought this movie. Now, I'm not into any sort of horror movies, but this one was hysterical! More of a comedy than a horror film, Bruce Campbell reprises … more