MY NAME IS BRUCE is exactly what Bruce Campbell fans would expect it to be, but with perhaps a bit more vulgar language included. Having read the Dark Horse comic book that was created to parallel it, I wasn't expecting much--the humor in the film relies completely on the delivery of its hero the one and only Bruce Campbell, which is something that simply doesn't translate to the printed page.
The plot is simple: teenagers accidentally raise the Chinese god of war (and bean curd) Guan Di and one of them (a devout fan of Campbell's) decides to enlist the actor to battle the monstrous killing machine. When Campbell isn't interested, the teenager kidnaps him. Campbell thinks it's all part of an elaborate birthday present from his agent (played by Ted Raimi), sort of a chance to live out his screen persona in a role playing game, and decides to play along. He quickly learns that this Monster is all too real and he runs for his life leaving the town in the lurch and his teen-aged fan disillusioned.
Campbell makes his directorial debut in this flick which was written by Mark Verheiden of Dark Horse Comics and he does it with surprising panache. He is not the least bit reticent about portraying the fictional Bruce Campbell as a washed up 3rd rate actor who's an alcoholic, womanizing, creep with little respect for himself or anyone else for that matter. The special features on the DVD are even better than the film itself and are totally enjoyable. This is a must for every Bruce Campbell fan. As for the rest of you, why aren't you Bruce Campbell fans?
MY NAME IS BRUCE Of course any one who knows me or has read any of my reviews knows that I am a huge Bruce Campbell fan, can't help it any thing he is apart of I will buy. So of course I was ready and waiting when this marvelous piece of filmmaking came out [I know I know, I am a fan boy]. Naturally after having a whole weekend of a great Bruce Campbell marathon I was still ready for this movie as was every one around me, of course I now realize … more
To all Bruce fans you probably already own this but to those who don't you are missing out. And to those who are just casual movie goers this one can also be for you, it is really funny and Bruce provides a funny performance. Also all you movie buffs like myself will love the DVD, it is loaded beyond belief with special features. First off we get a great audio commentary from the man himself Bruce Campbell and producer Mike Richardson as well as a great behind the scenes making of feature. There … more