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Michael Reid MacKay
The most dreaded NES game has come to life as a major motion picture. See Jekyll fight off an angry mob of villagers, animals, birds, and insects as he slowly walks to the church where his ... See full summary »
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Astro Bastards declare a cosmic war on their unwanted ancestors, Flying Fuckernauts in this spectacular trailer for a "lost" (actually fictional) sci-fi movie presented by The Angry Video Game Nerd (2004)'s eponymous host.
Ever since the Nerd series premiered on YouTube in 2006, James Rolfe was interested in somehow turning this concept into a movie. He and his good friend Kevin Finn, whom he used to make short films with in high school, had a draft of the script written up in 2008. See more »
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I want to like it, but I can't. I got bored on half the movie.
I know it is not a big production movie and I really enjoy that it knows it is a low budget film and makes fun of it, but it is just boring. It is slow, most of the jokes are not that funny, nor corny enough to make them memorable. Having a "Jar Jar Binks" didn't work for Lucas, and also didn't help The Nerd to have Cooper Folly. I think he could have done something different that would be more entertaining for that character.
Again, the effects are cheesy, but that is fine with me. I really like the location shots and I think they did a lot with their budget and the effects really matched the tone of the movie. The main problem is that it is too freaking slow. Probably I am being harsh because I watched Wayne's World a few weeks ago and I was expecting something more on that style, or probably their jokes were not over the top enough to be funny.
Honestly, I hope the nerd comes back to direct a movie and I really hope that this movies opens a lot of doors for him, but hopefully next time someone else will write it. Also, I don't see a bright future for the other actors.
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