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Captain Blasto (2005)

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Credited cast:
Christopher Preksta Christopher Preksta ... Colin Carter
Aaron Kleiber ... Daryl Karameikos
Curt Wootton Curt Wootton ... Evan Archer
Mark Tierno ... Michael Lee
Sam Nicotero Sam Nicotero ... Sam Seigel
Chris Hammel Chris Hammel ... Tom Moore
Michael Dirocco Michael Dirocco ... Eddie Bendis
Melissa Urbaniak Melissa Urbaniak ... Abbey Green
Coz Serapere Coz Serapere ... The Detective
Jack Goodstein Jack Goodstein ... The Editor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tim Bickel Tim Bickel ... RC-Car Kid
William Kania ... Theatre Patron
Harry O'Toole Harry O'Toole ... Key Shop Owner
Marcus Wynnycky Marcus Wynnycky ... Frightened church patron
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He doesn't want to save the world. He just wants to be noticed.

Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Budget:

$7,000 (estimated)
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Mad Scientist Productions See more »
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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Interesting and Well Done First Film
3 August 2006 | by alsmithee2See all my reviews

All things considered, this is a well done film.

Shot on the cheap by a first time director, this movie has some very funny moments in it, strong performances by the actors, and an interesting idea (down-and-out kid who wants to become a real-life superhero by having his friends pretend to be villains that he then "defeats"). The plot, while not of the "Holy Cow!" variety spins the story in an interesting (if not completely unforeseen) way, and the ending is a nice capper to the whole thing.

The only negative thing I can say about this film is the length. At over two hours in length, the film can drag at points, especially at the beginning when the main character is introduced. A good span of the film's beginning is used to establish him and the world, when clever editing and a quicker pace could do the job just as well (and maybe better). A trim of ten to twenty minutes in the setup (or even some of the extra long shots later in the film) would do wonders for to keep this film moving, streamlining the story and heightening the dramatic tension that develops within the third act. This is not a major complaint, but still, it causes an otherwise great film to lose focus a bit. It is not quite a movie that can bear lots of repeat watchings due to its length and slack, but still a fun film (especially if you're from Pittsburgh or like Comic Books).

I caught this at the premiere in Pittsburgh on an invitation from a friend who had acted in the film. I did not have tremendously high hopes for the film, but I was pleasantly surprised and subsequently bought the DVD. Overall, a very good movie, if not one that can be watched over and over again. If you get a chance, check it out. You will not be disappointed.


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