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June 11, 2017
A modern guy travels to medieval times cartoon, terrible gags, slap stick and boredom abounds oh sorry there's real actors and practical's still a Disney-esque "Family friendly" cartoonish film. I leave completely puzzled as to why this trilogy is loved. It's just bad, not so bad it's good like plan 9 from outer space or it's ilk...just bad and boring.

Does the TV series at least get good...or is it more of this?
June 7, 2017
Bruce Campbell knocks it out of the park in his 3rd performance as Ash. The film has great laughs and an amazing story
May 29, 2017
The jokes in this franchise have run their course by this point. 'Army of Darkness' is a boring slog of a comedy with few genuine laughs. The gags run on for too long and go stale quickly. Especially a never-ending sequence involving Ash being tormented by mini versions of himself. Its like Raimi tried to recapture what was so great about 'Evil Dead II' but overdid it to the point where it wasn't even slightly amusing. Like all of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead movies there are some cool special effects, but in the end this is yet another franchise that overstayed it's welcome.
May 25, 2017
May 24, 2017
Slips downward from the first two, but still worth watching.
May 9, 2017
The third Evil Dead film basically eschews the horror and the gore for a (comparatively way more accessible) full-blown, eccentric type of goth-comic-book fantasy. The 1300 A.D. setting did feel a little dysfunctional and I did miss the horror element but, if you can accept the tonal difference, you'll probably have a good time and appreciate this for what it is: a minor but enjoyable medieval take on Evil Dead with beautiful imagery and a thrilling, full-on battle against the Army of Darkness.
March 31, 2017
4/5. One of the strangest movies I have ever seen, but I loved it.
March 3, 2017
best movie of any generation. Casablanca can go suck it!
January 20, 2017
A bit more campy and goofy, this movie is still a lot of fun. But why does Ash not just kill the zombies with his chin? He could probably do that, he has the chin of Bruce Campbell.
½ December 30, 2016
Stuck somewhere between the first two "Evil Dead" films and "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," "Army of Darkness" is totally off-kilter, but is no doubt entertaining.
December 17, 2016
Sometimes funny, but mostly annoying and stupid
November 22, 2016
I was a bit leery of this film, only because I was concerned that the horror elements would not be to my liking, and I would need to see the first 2 Evil Dead movies to fully appreciate this one. I did not need to be concerned about either of those things. The horror is played for laughs, and Army of Darkness gives you a quick rundown of what happened before. The structure of this film is very scattered, as though they were trying to create a Monty Python vibe where they jump from one sketch to the next. Sadly, I didn't find any of the scenes all that funny, so instead of laughing I was just shaking my head in confusion. It's strange with comedies like this, as I'm never sure how much of the terrible effects I'm supposed to write off because "that's what makes it funny!" But every time there was someone flying, or walking skeletons, or whatever strange thing they needed for this weird world it was blatantly obvious how they pieced together the effect, which comes off as sloppy.

Another big frustration of mine is that they never set up rules or explain how the evil forces work. It's as if we're just supposed to know that dismembering, beheading, stabbing, and whatever else is done to Bad Ash is ineffective but explosion does the job. And if you're in a windmill that's in the evil place it makes sense that tiny mirror versions of yourself will show up, or you might grow a doppelganger. I'll admit there was some enjoyment to be had in the story, and I'm sure I chuckled a few times. But the climax feels exactly like a child staging a fight with his toys. It might have moments that are fun, but it isn't good story-telling. Clearly I've missed the boat on Army of Darkness, because it has a legion of fans. I think there are moments that work, it had potential to do more, and Bruce Campbell isn't a bad lead. However, it definitely didn't click with me and I will probably never feel the urge to explore any more of Evil Dead movies.
November 18, 2016
The third and final film in the series and the most outrageous. We see ash in medieval times right where the second film left off. The progression from horror to comedy through out the series really shows here as army of darkness is a crazy laugh a minute film. We see ash fight the deaditte army with knights in order for him to transport back to the time he came from. This was a different direction from the previous films having been set in the cabin for the first two. A completely different setting, environment and story made this fresh and left you wanting to see more of ash. Absolutely hilarious and completely off its rocker, army of darkness is a worthy third instalment.
½ November 13, 2016
Hilarious horror comedy that makes the perfect end to the "Evil Dead" trilogy in all its forms. Bruce Campbell is at his absolute best as Ash, playing his arrogance & stupidity to brilliant effect while pulling off also playing 'Evil Ash' and even a bunch of miniature ones. Like in "Evil Dead II", the best parts are always Ash by himself, and here he takes it to the next level, so much so that the rest of the cast is overshadowed (even future Oscar nominees Embeth Davidtz). Behind the camera, Raimi crafts a hilarious fantasy that pokes fun at the genre & films that came before. The gags are fast & ingenious (seeing Ash fighting a bunch of tiny versions of himself is one of the best moments of the series) while the special effects team bring the world to life (the skeleton army is brilliantly cheesy). While not a perfect combination of horror & comedy that "Evil Dead II" is, this is a plain fun movie from beginning to end, and for the record, I prefer the happier ending.
November 4, 2016
Better than could ever have been anticipated
½ November 1, 2016
Great effects+quirky dialoge+charisma= Awesome movie
October 29, 2016
Army of Darkness is severly underrated and deserves way more accolades. If you dont like that it's more of a comedy action then a horror that's fine but try to forget about the horror and watch the slapstick comedy ensue. Bruce Campbell plays a tired pissed off hero who just wants to get home but he's a human being so he is going to make some major mistakes. Everything from the dialouge to the screams coming from Ash's mouth are entertaining and smoothly makes the movie fly right by.
October 28, 2016
- Officially lost track of how many times I have seen this...such a classic. For what the movie is trying to achieve, a blend of horror and comedy that pays tribute to films of the 50's and 60's, it is perfection. You don't even need to like the genre to enjoy this, it's just good silly fun!

- I have now watched this film countless times, it's one of my all-time faves. I watched the "Director's Cut" which is the longest at 96mins and features an alternate ending from the Theatrical version. Just a great and entertaining film!

- Just watched this yet again. This is one movie I never get sick of watching which is's such a gem. Give it a try if you've never seen it.

- I have probably seen this at least 10 times now, I never get tired of it and laugh out loud every time. I LOVE this movie! I truly wish there were more films like this. This is a must watch!

- Just watched the Director's cut, this film is pure entertainment. One of the most easily re-watchable films I have ever seen, a true classic.

- Just watched this as the first half of an a "Wright Stuff" Bill Pope double-bill with Edgar Wright presenting it with D.O.P. Bill Pope in attendance. It was great to see it with an audience for the first time and to hear Pope tell behind the scenes stories of how things were done.

The film gets better with each viewing and the more crude special effects have a timeless appeal.

It you haven't scene this one, go get it now...
½ October 27, 2016
7.2/10. 10-27-2016

Original rating: circa October 2009 (6/10)
October 22, 2016
Yes Bruce Campbell my favorite all time goofy throwback horror cult film far from scary just hahahas
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