Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Day 104: My Name Is Bruce (2007) - Rank 3.5/5
It's a vehicle for Bruce Campbell, produced by Bruce Campbell, directed by Bruce Campbell and starring Bruce Campbell. Guess who Bruce Campbell plays? That's right: Bruce Campbell! There are more Bruces here than an Australia themed Monty python sketch. Jesus...I just connected Monty Python to Bruce Campbell films. Any minute now, a black hole or geekiness will open up, pulling in all that is "nerdy" and crushing it to a point of singularity. And now I'm using a black hole analogy for nerdiness. I'd better stop while I'm ahead.
Shortly put: Bruce Campbell arrives in a town where they believe he's the basic character type he plays in his films. He thinks it's all a loving tribute until the demon appears and he pisses his pants. The rest of the film, then, is about his overcoming his inadequacies to be the hero he always portrays and defeats the creature. Sound familiar? Sure it does - the film is also called "Galaxy Quest." Still, Bruce Campbell makes up for the storyline's fair lack of originality be devouring the scenery by pulling such gags as filling his dog's water bowl with bourbon and forcing it to drink. So, for Campbell, I can forgive the film. But then couldn't that be said for most Campbell films?
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