Steve Goble

Choose life. (Deuteronomy 30:19)

This film has absolutely no redeeming features whatsoever.

(oh, like they're going to quote me on the box)

Crikey - look at those effects from yesteryear. And that throwaway storyline. And as for the plot-holes, well, I'm afraid they jut out almost as much as that leading actor's chin.

However there are a few people on the planet about whom I can never speak any ill, and Mr Bruce Campbell is one of them.

In this film, which he directs, co-produces and stars in as himself, the man who literally makes a career out of being a B movie actor celebrates everything mediocre about the low-budget genre.

The plot - in which he plays a thoroughly mean-spirited version of himself fighting a real-life supervillain - is entirely secondary to the style. The supervillain in question is just a guy in a costume. Car journeys feature back-projection at a different frame-rate. One actor (Ted Raimi, brother of Sam) plays three different roles.

Unlike his Evil Dead shampoo, the whole thing didn't really gel for me, but I think that means it was a success.

Available here.


2 comment(s):

At 7:01 am, Blogger Maurice Mitchell said...

Not surprising. Bruce Campbell's a legend, but not for doing good movies. We still love you Bruce.

At 7:45 pm, Blogger Steve Goble said...

You know what? I actually haven't seen enough of his films to form an opinion on them yet.


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