Bruce Campbell has some of the most loyal fans of any actor in Hollywood. No doubt all of them will watch this film. I think on some levels, true Campbell fans will enjoy this film as it has some typical Campbell humor sprinkled throughout. I like the guy, but I wouldnít call myself a true fan. With that in mind, I like the sarcastic Campbell better than the slapstick Campbell. Throughout this film, it felt like he was trying too hard to put humor where humor was not.
Obviously, Campbell with the other guyís brain is the point of the film, but it takes over half the film to get to that point. The first part is more like a regular b-movie with bad acting and bad dialogue witnessed through low-grade film. It wasnít funny, scary or interesting. When the brain combining finally does commence, the audience is bored to tears. There were a few funny moments, but more chuckle-inducing than belly laugh-inducing.
Throughout most of the film, I found myself checking the clock on the DVD player. Bruce Campbell has stayed away from mainstream for a reason, but Iím hoping this film wasnít one of those reasons. Heís a funny guy with a good personality and I usually enjoy watching him. This film just had way too many problems to be enjoyable.
Brain Surgeons: Making the Screaming Brain (13:48): This is better than your typical making of featurette since it doesnít contain a lot of movie scenes. Bruce talks about the making of the film and how the story evolved from concept to finished product.
Neurology 101: Evolution of the Screaming Brain (14:02): This was a very cool featurette that chronicles the process of getting funding for the film. Bruce and his producer friend David Goodman stand in front of a chalk board that has an outline of all the obstacles they faced trying to get money for the film. It spans three decades and they have stories for each event. This is highly recommended.
Behind the Scenes (9:32): This is literally behind the scenes footage set to the filmís score. Itís ok if you like that sort of thing and you canít get enough Bruce.
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