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My Hero Bruce Campbell

This post is something that gives me inspiration and a good laugh. Next week, Ash Vs. Evil Dead returns so I’m going to write about my favorite actor and hero, Bruce Campbell.

Bruce Campbell is the star of Evil Dead and Army of Darkness. I’ve been a fan of these movies since I was a teenager. I saw Army of Darkness with my older brother Jimmy for the first time. SPOILERS AHEAD! (If you haven’t seen these movies you need to check them out.)

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Jimmy swore it was, “An awesome movie, and that I needed to watch it.” Jimmy always got me into horror movies and let me watch South Park and all the stuff I shouldn’t have been watching that young, so I was all for it. Anything he liked, I liked. I didn’t realize it till the other day but I got a lot of inspiration and credit my sense of humor to my big brother. (Thanks bro, I owe you one.)

So Jimmy and I watch it and I’m hooked from the beginning. When Ash fights the evil witch in the pit, and throws it into the spikes. The Wiseman drops him the chainsaw and it fits perfectly in the nub of what used to be his hand. My brother even acted it out with the CLICK and I will always remember that. We laughed so hard my stomach hurt. I can’t remember a time where we laughed harder. It’s probably one of the best memories I have with Jimmy, and I’m sure he doesn’t even know that.

Ash has so many cool one liners I can’t list them all, but here are my favorites.

“Groovy.”

“This is my Boom Stick!”

“You’re leading but two things right now, Jack and shit and Jack left town.”

“Hey, what’s that you got on your face?”

“Good. Bad, I’m the guy with the gun.”

“Honey, you got real ugly.”

There’s plenty more that would fill up this entire post.

Ash has to say the three words to get the Book of the Dead, he does a fake cough on the last word because he forgot. Ash ends up raising the Army of the Dead and has to prepare the primitive screw heads (Ash’s words not mine) to fight the army. I could write about this movie for ten pages but I’ll keep it short.

Bruce Campbell is very inspiring and reminds me of the kind of hero I’d like to write about. There are a few things you can learn from him, to fight evil you need…

  • Chainsaw
  • Boomstick
  • Sarcastic humor
  • Wooden hand (optional)

Bruce makes mistakes and a lot of them. He messes up all the time but usually finds some way to fix it. Sure, it’s not always a happy ending but that’s Bruce. He has no special powers compared to Superman but his wit helps him fight evil.

Are you a Bruce Campbell fan? Let me know!

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