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Old March 5 2009, 11:27 PM   #16
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It was a lot of fun.
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Old March 6 2009, 06:53 AM   #17
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I thought is was decent, but if not for my like of Bruce Campbell I would not have made it all the way through. It certainly doesn't have the fun of the Evil Dead series, but then again it's better than most of the crap he's made.
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Old March 6 2009, 11:42 AM   #18
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I like Bruce a lot. I've got five or so of his films and also his two books. Even I can't sit through some of the crap he's in, so I'm not obssessed.

Any Bruce Campbell fan knows the best thing about his is his charm and personality. He revels in his B-actor persona, and has a hell of a lot of fun making these movies, and it just radiates to the audience. My Name is Bruce has it's flaws, but Campbell is great in this, and he's backed up by a decent premise and some funny moments. It's not as good as the ED films or Bubba Ho-tep, but is a lot better than most everything else.

I would also never reccomend this to a non-bruce fan. This is clearly a movie for the fans, and I suspect most of the charm and inside gags would be lost on them.

btw, I really loved the use of the cardboard cutout at the end
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Old March 7 2009, 01:30 AM   #19
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Got my copy in the mail today.
You're gonna ban us if you hate it, aren't you?
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Old March 7 2009, 01:54 AM   #20
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I just saw this film last night. It was ok, kind of lame, but ok.
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Old March 7 2009, 01:55 AM   #21
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Got my copy in the mail today.
You're gonna ban us if you hate it, aren't you?
Well, I can't hate it. It has Bruce. Surely you understand.
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Old March 7 2009, 04:20 AM   #22
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I thought that too until I saw The Man with the Screaming Brain.
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Old March 7 2009, 04:49 AM   #23
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Well, there's that. But the upside is all of the jokes he makes about it now.

I don't even hate that one, really. I just don't feel the need to ever see it again.
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Old March 7 2009, 04:52 AM   #24
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I haven't witnessed this, but considering he only directed it 3 years ago I'd say he is on thin ice trying to pass it off as a youthful mistake or anything like that

I suppose given it was the first proper feature he directed we can cut him some slack, and My Name is Bruce demonstrates a pretty steep learning curve.
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Old March 7 2009, 10:44 AM   #25
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I've seen him do things like mentioning it as being among his better films and pausing for laughter.

During an interview on the special features for Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat, he mentions that around the time of the filming, he'd been making plans for Screaming Brain. He says something to the effect of "So that tells you how many years of my life I put into that damned thing."

Anyway, I didn't get a chance to watch it tonight, but maybe tomorrow.
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Old March 7 2009, 08:42 PM   #26
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My Name is Bruce was a HUGE disappointment, and I'm a Bruce Campbell enthusiast. I mean, it's okay that it was lowbudget and looked that way. But the villain was stupid (they should have done zombies or better, deadites), Ted Raimi was irritating and overused, the emo/punk kids were stupid, and most of the jokes were really lame. Even Campbell's dry delivery couldn't save those. And worst of all, they introduce a love interest with a huge pair of hooters and we don't even get to see them.

Bruce Campbell deserves better than this. Bruce Campbell deserves better than himself. Someone should write a good screenplay for him and hire a director with the same energy Sam Raimi had when he made Evil Dead.

My advice to Bruce Campbell fans is, skip this turd and watch Army of Darkness for the 666th time.
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Old March 8 2009, 07:27 AM   #27
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On a whim, I decided to rent this. I watched it earlier tonight. Very cheesy, very low-budget, very overacted... in short, everything you'd expect from a Bruce Campbell film about Bruce Campbell.

For a rental, it was decent. It actually did have some genuinely funny moments, and a few lines even made me laugh out loud -- which isn't always an easy feat. However, as others have said, I wouldn't recommend it to non-Bruce fans. Even for moderate Bruce fans like myself, it can get tiresome -- the shoestring budget was painfully obvious (even though the filmmakers probably made no effort to hide this fact), and many of the actors are of limited skills (you definitely won't find them in any A-list productions any time soon). It was a pleasant enough diversion for the evening, but I doubt I'll feel compelled to rewatch it any time in the future.

Some of the extras were amusing (although the main "making-of" featurette went on a bit too long). And man, does Bruce ever enjoy flipping people off!
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Old March 8 2009, 10:18 AM   #28
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I just watched it... And I liked it a lot! Excellent would be my grade. Very much in the "Army of Darkness" style at points, with some "Ash"-isms.

But you may have to be in the right mood to enjoy it - It certainly is not for everyone.
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Old March 8 2009, 03:41 PM   #29
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Some of the extras were amusing (although the main "making-of" featurette went on a bit too long). And man, does Bruce ever enjoy flipping people off!
I'll tell you this: I enjoyed the making-of featurette better than the film itself!
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I figure I might as well dump this here. From the Q&A in after one of the screenings in Baltimore:

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