Sunday, November 07, 2004

Waxwork II Will Melt Your Brain

Or make you wish your brain was melting rather than being forced to watch this tripe.

The Girl and I saw Waxwork II: Lost in Time after we got back from watching Saw. Why did we watch this B-movie horror flick? More on that after the "plot."

IMDB Plot Summary:
Mark and Sarah survived the mayhem from the first movie only to have Sarah on trial for a murder committed by a dismembered hand. To find the proof that will clear her, the pair travel through time and space to dimensions full of historical, movie, and book characters. However, Mark's involvement in these other worlds may not be an accident.
Sounds like a winner, doesn't it? So what, pray tell, would ever possess us to watch it, let alone for me to purchase a DVD with Waxworks I and II on it? Two words: Bruce Campbell. Yes, the inimitable [B] movie star (The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness, etc.) and noted author (If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor) is featured in this movie for 10 minutes. Since The Girl and I share a common infatuation (so to speak) with Mr. Bruce "Don't-Call-Me-Ash" Campbell, we took in this flick.

Man, what a stinker. Yes, it's a B-movie. Yes, it has Bruce Campbell in it for ~10 minutes of screen time. Yes, I was falling asleep towards the end of it. (Granted it was rather early in the morning by that point, like 2am or later.) Yes, the movie just reeked of rotting fish. I do not recommend anyone view this movie, EVER... unless you're a die-hard Bruce Campbell fan... and even then, BEWARE. You may want to fast forward to Bruce's part and skip the rest, a viable alternative to partaking of the entire 104 minutes of refuse.

ALAN'S MOVIE RATING: Not worth it except for the 10 minutes of Bruce Campbell.