Friday, August 31, 2012

Army of Darkness (1992)

Director: Sam Raimi. Cast: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert. 81 min. Rated R. Adventure/Comedy.

Maybe I had too many high hopes for this. The third installment of the Evil Dead trilogy, set in the medieval times, takes a nosedive from the perfection of the second episode, as it lacks the horror component of the comedy/horror combo, and after some idiotic visual effects set in, loses the comedy part too. This almost bears no relation to the trilogy's first two episodes. It's a boring goofy fantasy/adventure film on its own terms.

Mo says:


  1. I couldn't agree more.
    This needed special effects on a par with Lord of the Rings. It just didn't work for me at all.

  2. Glad you (as the gore/comedy subgenre expert) agree. I just felt the charm and fun that made you watch both "Evil Dead" movies and "Drag Me to Hell" with a smile on your face was completely missing here. Raimi sacrificed a good story to achieve galmorous special effects here.