First off, let me just state for the record, that I am a Bruce Campbell fan, having pretty much every movie that he's been in, in my collection (yes, including, The Man With The Screaming Brain and, Alien Apocalypse).
I think the guy's funny and witty.
That said, I was REALLY looking forward to, My Name Is Bruce (even paying a few extra bucks to procure an advanced copy of the official DVD release) as it sounded like the perfect vehicle for Bruce to strut his stuff.
The problem being, is that instead of a great parody of Bruce's life (a la, William Shatner's send up in, Galaxy Quest, played to perfection by Tim Allen) we get a very mediocre film, that makes, The Man With The Screaming Brain, play like Shakespeare.
But hey, I guess being one of the few Bruce fans who's not also a, Three Stooges fan, this film might not have been made with anything more than a, "Stooges" mentality in mind, and if so, then perhaps that's why I couldn't get into it.
But that said, I may not be a, "Stooges" fan per say, but I can more than appreciate a good bit of goofball antics, but the problem with this film is that, that's about all we get, which become tiresome very fast.
A movie needs a good script to hang the goofball antics off of, but even the script is goofball, ripping off every "Z" grade sci-fi/horror cliché (and not in a good way) that the writer could think of.
I kind of liken this to a bad episode of, Hercules, you know, the ones where they placed Kevin Sorbo and gang in the present (a filler episode). These episodes were made for the fans, to some extent, but had no depth of character, or story, they just kind of rambled on for 45 minutes, then ended.
And that's about what you get here, 90 minutes of self indulgent rambling, with no real substance, and nothing new or cool to add to the, Bruce Campbell mythos.
It's a real shame too, because the idea had so much potential for real comic genius, and a great bit of fun, but what they ended up making was a, "Seen-it-all-before-and-done-better-in-other-films" groaner.
But hey, if you're the kind of person who thought that, The Man With The Screaming Brain, and/or, Alien Apocalypse, was this decades, Army Of Darkness, then you'll probably love this movie.
Meanwhile, I'll be watching and waiting for someone to recognize Bruce's potential, and give him another great part, worthy of his comic genius (and this just happens to, "NOT" be that film, at least for me, anyway).