Army of Darkness

Sam Raimi was wise to stop here. Bruce Campbell’s jutting hero’s jawline and straight-man comedy chops propelled the Evil Dead franchise forward into a time-traveling medieval lark where the yuks outnumber the icks, eeks, and whoas during a final battle between good-enough and evil. It lacks most of the first two films’ kinetic genius, but it’s still a heap of fun. -LG

1992 Sam Raimi 1.37:1 Color DCP 81 min.