Saturday, December 18, 2010

ARMY OF DARKNESS

Finally got around to watching the third film in the EVIL DEAD series. I liked this a lot more than the other two, mostly because it's much more of an action film that the previous two, and most of the gore is gone. The comedy makes more sense, although the number of Three Stooges references was way over the top. Just about everything about the film has raised the bar significantly over the previous two films. It is a bit weird after the first two films seeing Bruce Campbell in scenes with other real actors. They do make him look quite bad by comparison.

Clearly the movie was very influential on many other films. It was fun, but bogged down in the third act. It would be interesting to see what another director might do with this franchise. Although the movie ends quite stupidly, it's hard to imagine a fourth movie picking up where this one ends.
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