2 May 2018 | Platypuschow
Medieval Times The Making of 'Army of Darkness': Excellent documentary about a flawless film
Everytime the sky turns teal, it rains skittles, Justin Bieber releases a decent song and Donald Trump tweets something that doesn't resemble something a 3rd grader would come out with I give a film a 10. It's rarity and something I celebrate!
Back in 1992 such a film was released and its name was Army Of Darkness, it was the film that truly put Campbell up on a pedestal in my eyes.
This feature length making of documentary tells the story of its creation, sfx, casting, bloopers, deleted scenes, battle with the censors and reception. Generally ticking all the usual categories these things usually follow, but here it does it with style and was very watchable.
Heavily featuring the man himself Bruce Campbell, the rest of the cast and production staff Medieval Times has some excellent interviews many of which are very non-PG and don't hold back at all.
I found the insight into the films creation fascinating and even learned a few bits I didn't already know (And that's rare in itself).
As of time of writing Ash vs The Evil Dead (2015) has just been cancelled after 3 series sealing the fate of Ash Williams once and for all and that breaks my heart. 3 movies and 3 seasons, I don't think he did bad for himself at all.
An excellent documentary and essential viewing for fans of the franchise, Raimi and Campbell.
Very well made
No punches pulled interviews
No Embeth Davidtz
Could have been a tad longer
Things I Learnt From This Movie:
Bruce Campbell has transcend to god like status
I'm in the 1% of people who actually prefers the amended finale