From: Army of Darkness
Who said it?: Ash Williams
The story behind the quote: This week’s quote come from the comedy horror film, Army of Darkness. It is the third film in the Evil Dead film series, all of which were directed by Sam Raimi. In this movie, Ash Williams, the series protagonist, is sent to medieval times and he attempts to find a way back to his own time.
The quote comes early in the film. After a mysterious forces tosses Ash Williams (played by Bruce Campbell) into a mirror, the shards reform into Evil Ash (also played by Bruce Campbell). Evil Ash taunts the original Ash and punches him several times. Tired of the abuse, original Ash takes out his rifle and shoots his evil doppelganger in the face and delivers the quote.
Geek wisdom: Tools are just that: tools. It’s how these tools are used and who uses them that’s more important. Everything can be used for good or bad but it matters who uses them and for what reason.
From: The Day the Earth Stood Still
Who said it?: Klaatu and Helen Benson
The story behind the quote: The quote comes from the 1951The Day The Earth Stood Still. In this sci-fi film, an alien named Klaatu lands on Earth in the hopes of studying its inhabitants. The title of the film comes from a pivotal scene where Klaatu disables all electricity on the planet.
The quote is said during the third act of the movie. As the army hunts down the alien, Klaatu informs Helen Benson that, if anything should happen to him, he should say the quote to his robot assistant Gort. It is imperative that she does this as Gort is powerful enough to destroy the planet. Sure enough, Klaatu gets shot and dies. Gort soon awakens and attacks. Helen manages to deliver the quote to pacify the robot.
Of course, the quote is also popular because it also appeared in another cult classic movie, Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness… but he has some trouble remember the exact words…
Geek wisdom: Passwords have to be hard to get. Try using something that really hard to guess. Maybe even something that’s not even a real word.
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