Army of Darkness (1992)


This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“Well hello Mister Fancypants. Well, I’ve got news for you pal, you ain’t leadin’ but two things, right now: Jack and sh*t… and Jack left town.” – Ash

Number of Times Seen – 1 (10 Sep 2020)

Brief Synopsis – After being transported back in time to the medieval ages, a hardware store clerk must find a way to save humanity while fighting off an army of undead warriors.

Bottom Line – Pretty silly premise that is presented in a fun way.  Bruce Campbell is great in the lead role even if his character is never shown as seeming plausible enough.  The special effects are poorly done, but that actually makes it even more enjoyable to watch because of the absurdity of it all. The way that the film mixes together medieval and modern aspects is quite unique even if things don’t come across as being effective enough.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Sam Raimi originally wanted to call the film “The Medieval Dead”, but Universal Pictures refused. The title “Army of Darkness” was created by Irvin Shapiro, the uncredited producer of The Evil Dead (1981) and executive producer of Evil Dead II (1987), who died two years before this film was made. Raimi then wanted to naturally give it the title “Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness”, but the studio wanted the film to stand on its own from the rest of the series, so it was just titled “Army of Darkness”. The film was called “Army of Darkness: The Medieval Dead” for its UK release. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)

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