The movie's opening scene is pretty bad, and it doesn't really get much better from there. The acting isn't great. Some of the CGFX call attention to themselves. And let's throw in a cartoonish sound effect as an "homage," because that's not jarring at all.
This film takes itself way too seriously. The story is all gloomy with friends who aren't really friends and a brother who's not much of a brother staying in a cabin to help the junkie…
This is one of my favorite films ever. It is the perfect blend of sci-fi and horror. The special effects are so well done; modern movies should watch The Thing and weep in shame.
The characters, the paranoia, the sense of claustrophobic doom, it's all brilliantly done.
I watched this movie when I was decently young, so it holds a special place in my heart as being one of the few films that ever managed to scare me.
Just found my MGM Region 3 Director's Cut buried in a pile of DVDs. Groovy.
The movie is 93 minutes long with some alternate takes and the original ending. It's awesome, though I do miss "Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun."
Army of Darkness is a ridiculous, campy, over-the-top slapstick comedy in which the goofy Ash manages to make life a lot more difficult for everyone he meets. There really is nothing like a Bruce Campbell one-liner.