|This is real and from the early 1500s|
Campbell as Ash delivered snappy one liners throughout the Army of Darkness script.
"Shop smart. Shop S-mart"
"Yo, she-bitch, let's go."
"This... this is my boomstick."
Evil Dead 2 is a terrible, low budget horror movie storyline containing all actors except for one with a separate storyline of a dark comedy containing the loner, Ash. Campbell was just super hero looking enough, charismatic and could use facial expressions wonderfully. Evil Dead 2 starts making fun of the horror and action genres, whereas Army of Darkness turns it to 11. By Darkness, Ash has learned the evil's tricks and mixes the confident swordsman machismo with professional wrestling's showmanship. The catch phrases, the sarcasm, and the joking on action film cliches are endearing and all incredibly quotable. By 1992, there was a large enough audience to appreciate joking on '80s action film staples. The legend of Campbell has grown because that in on the joke audience has only grown. The legend grew as I recall excitement from the Internets when Bruce Campbell was mentioned as having a role in the first Spiderman movie, and no, it was not the Green Goblin, just a bit part. The superhero jaw would not make it big. As Campbell even noted in his book, as the budgets got bigger, his roles got smaller.
|From a movie|
"Sure I could've stayed in the past... Could've even been king... but in my own way... I am king. Hail to the king baby."