Written by: NickFerrioHorrorFan
**May Contain Spoilers** I caught this movie on Freezone, and I recommend it. True I didn't give it a high rating, but it's a movie directed by horror legend George A. Romero. Which is a good thing, and a bad thing. I expected ALOT more from George. I'm glad that after this he went back to what he is best at, Zombie Flicks. I really enjoyed Land Of The Dead, or atleast what I saw of it. The disc was scratched and I missed out on the last half hour of it. :(
Anyways back to the movie. Bruiser is about a man named Henry who lives the life from hell. His best friend secretly steals money from him, and his wife is quite the bitchy bimbo who not only treats him like crap, but is having an affair with his asshole boss who is convinced that he is god's gift to the earth, and that all his employees and pretty much anyone he is not sleeping with is worthless and inferior to him.
One day Henry wakes up to discover that he no longer has an identity, his face is nothing more than a plain white mask. He uses this to his advantage to exact revenge on everyone that has made his life so miserable.
The movie is very low key horror, pretty no much no gore what so ever, it's more of a thriller if you ask me, but it has it's moments. It's got B movie written all over it....spots of terrible acting, incompetent cops, impossibly stupid characters, intense scenes that make you start to get into it and they turn out to be a hallucination and some very corny moments, especially at the end.
All and all it's NOT a terrible movie, but far from great, and VERY weak considering it's a George A. Romero film. The sound is also very poor. Usually I crank a movie to about 20 on my volume control and I hear everything fine. I had to crank this movie all the way upto around 34 and I still had a hard time hearing it.
So and all and all a soso movie, that could have been ALOT better with a bigger budget, and possibly a different director. I think George needs to stick to what made him a legend, the zombie sub genre.