Before becoming a household name with Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, Jim Henson was an experimental filmmaker. He returned to these roots in The Dark Crystal, but this time armed with millions of dollars and the personnel to bring his wildest visions to life. Continue reading “The Dark Crystal (1982, UK/USA)”
This sorta, kinda, sequel to Evil Dead II sends Ash into a renaissance faire version of the past. He comes armed with his chainsaw arm, boomstick, and chemistry book. Along the way, he battles life and pint-sized versions of himself, demons galore, misbehaved books, a tongue twister spell, and, as might be expected, an army of darkness.
Rami ramped up the comedic aspects with each Evil Dead entry, and Army of Darkness succumbs to all-out silliness. While this may disappoint some, don’t let it. Campbell tackles his role with self-awareness, mockery, and sheer bravado. His performance makes the whole movie an absolute romp and firmly secures his status as a cult movie icon.
Ash is one king worth bending the knee to, baby.
AKA: Bruce Campbell vs. Army of Darkness
Directed by Sam Raimi.
Starring Bruce Campbell.
89 Minutes – Rated R