MY NAME IS BRUCE
Release Date: December 19, 2008
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Taylor Sharpe,
Grace Thorsen, and Ted Raimi
Genre: Horror Comedy
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 86 minutes
Distributor: Image Entertainment
Director: Bruce Campbell
Executive Producer: None
Producer: Bruce Campbell and Mike
Writer: Mark Verheiden
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In the movie, Campbell plays a corny version of himself, a has-been actor past his prime doing smaller and smaller budget horror, science fiction movies. No mention is made of his current very funny role on TV’s BURN NOTICE as a sidekick to a spy who’s been fired.
A teenage fan named Jeff kidnaps Campbell to help the small town of Gold Lick, Oregon kill an evil Chinese god, Guandi, the god of war and patron god of bean curd. Campbell thinks it’s an elaborate birthday present from his agent, until he actually sees Guandi take off someone’s head. He cowardly runs away but comes back to kill the demonic god when Jeff decides to face the villain on his own.
Campbell is usually fun to watch, but many of the jokes here are too corny and unfunny, even for him. MY NAME IS BRUCE is clearly made on the cheap, the very, very cheap. It also has plenty of strong foul language and some sexual references. Also, two minor male characters are homosexual lovers. All that, and the gory violence, makes this movie something to miss, even if you’ve enjoyed Campbell’s more wholesome TV appearances in XENA, BURN NOTICE and THE ADVENTURES OF BRISCO COUNTY JR.
MY NAME IS BRUCE is Campbell’s attempt to poke fun at himself and at some of the schlocky horror movies he’s made in his career. Campbell is usually fun to watch, but many of the jokes here are too corny, lame and unfunny, even for him. MY NAME IS BRUCE is clearly made on the cheap, the very, very cheap. It also has plenty of strong foul language and some sexual references. Also, two minor male characters are homosexual lovers. All that, and the gory violence, makes this cinematic affair something to miss.