For Feb 26th: My Name is Bruce

Ok, so I’ve got some good news and some bad news.  The good news is that I had a fantastic spring break trip to South Padre Island, and I’m happy to be watching movies again.  The bad news is that the next few weeks of upcoming movies are disc-based, so there is going to be some weird delays and I may have to temporarily skip some of my choices.

Yes, there is a reason I’ve watched a couple Bruce Campbell movies in quick order.  He is fun to watch, and it seemed like this movie would give me a chance to see him in a truly lead role.  It’s too bad his cult following gets strange at times, because he could have probably had an easier time breaking at least a little into the mainstream.

Story/Writing: 1.5/2

A neat little idea that is actually based in Campbell’s unique fandom. Revolving around  a small town in Oregon, Goldlick, with some serious demon issues.  Where do they look for help, but to the king of monster killers, Bruce Campbell.  It turns out Hollywood is actually fake…

Acting: 1/2

Campbell is sadly the only thing in the film really worth watching.  For this reason, it’s a good thing he’s on screen a lot.

Photography/Set: 1.5/2

Pretty neat little sets, and it probably featured a lot of location shooting, despite feeling a little too indie at times.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

The effects were pretty good, even if a lot of the violence was off-screen.  The demon had some pretty good computer effects too, and never got awkward or completely unbelievable.

Misc: 1.5/2

A neat little movie that can keep people entertained.  It kept Campbell funny and never really felt like it dragged that much.

VERDICT: 7/10

A great movie for fans, but I’m not sure if there’s that much there for those not in the loop with the style of comedy.

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About svolkmer

Photographer. Filmmaker. Nice guy.
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