That…was…AWESOME. Near the beginning, a medieval lord throws a prisoner into a deep pit. After a minute, a veritable geyser of blood shoots out of the pit and all over the courtyard. At that moment, I knew I was going to love this movie. It’s got an over-the-top audacity that just totally works for me.
I’ve been wanting to see Army of Darkness for quite a while, after liking-not-loving both Evil Deads and hearing a bit about how Army of Darkness throws in time travel and is a lot goofier. I love goofy, and this film met or exceeded all my expectations. I will say upfront that I didn’t realize there were multiple versions, and I think my library only had this one anyway – I watched the theatrical cut. I would gladly, even gleefully watch the director’s cut.