My Name Is Bruce Bruce Campbell

My Name Is Bruce Bruce Campbell
There's no way in the world anyone but a Bruce Campbell lover would bother to see this film, and that's exactly who Bruce made this for. Viewers guilty of an addiction to Bruce that runs deeper than an unhealthy familiarity with the Evil Dead series or Bubba Ho-tep will get even more out of the laughable muck-mining of Campbell's occasionally heinous career choices. Expanding reality through fiction is the name of the game and Campbell and crew take every opportunity to magnify the public perception of the B-movie icon as an outrageous ego-freak pathetically wading through his degrading career. After a day's work on the farce film-within-a-film Cavealien 2, a Z-grade turd so foul Ed Wood would run a Mystery Science Theatre 3000 commentary on it, Bruce is kidnapped by a crazed fan. This misguided teenage fan-boy has mistakenly released the spirit of the Chinese god of war, Guan-Di, who is slaughtering the residents of his small town. Jeff lives in such a movie-obsessed brain fog that he thinks Bruce Campbell is the man who can save them. Bruce assumes the ludicrous premise is part of an elaborate birthday present from his sleazy manager (one of Ted Raimi's three roles), so he agrees to play along. It doesn't hurt that the young kidnapper's mom is a MILF that Bruce is determined to lay some sugar on. Action foibles and effective gore gags ensue, with Campbell lampooning the royal shit out of himself every wheezing, sarcastic step of the way. The special features are particularly well put together, with zero redundancy. "of Dorkness," a robust "making of," documents the tricks and tribulations of making a tiny budget feature, like the director deciding to build a whole town set on his property. Two "Awkward Moments With Kif" features illustrate an impressive level of linguistic and conceptual garbling from a poor, frazzled associate producer. There's a string of segments with Bruce shooting the shit about wildlife, DVD extras, rap music and budget, noting that he could make 133 MNIBs for the cash Raimi had for Spider-Man. For icing, there's a Cavealien 2 trailer and full "making of" called "Inside the Cave," a highly entertaining, deadpan mockumentary, along with other assorted bits of madness. (E1)