Bruce Campbell’s love letter to his fans really delivers.
Campbell directs himself in this film, playing a character parody of himself. Confused? Don’t be, because the concept actually makes sense. An alcoholic womanizing asshole Bruce Campbell is so much more fun to watch than what I assume the ‘real’ Bruce Campbell us like…a normal guy with a kickass job.
‘Movie’ Bruce lives in a trailer in the woods, alone but for his whiskey swilling dog. He’s in the middle of filming Cave Alien, which may or may not be worse than the films ‘real’ Bruce actually makes these days. When the town of Gold Lick is threatened by a killer samurai named Guan-Di – the patron saint of bean curd – Bruce is kidnapped by the locals to defend the town from harm. Little do they know that Bruce Campbell is nothing like the badasses he plays in the movies…
There are plenty of references to Campbell’s films and TV shows…even Alien Apocalypse, which *is* worse than Cave Alien. Ted Raimi plays not one, not two, but three roles – see if you can spot him in all three. There are even cameos from a few other Evil Dead series actors, but I won’t ruin the surprises.
If you love Bruce Campbell and know his career, then this film is for you. If you have never heard of Bruce Campbell, fuck you.