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Lazer Team (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 27 January 2016 (USA)
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Four losers are thrust into the position of saving the world when they stumble upon a UFO crash site and become genetically equipped to the battle suit on board.

Director:

Matt Hullum

Writers:

Burnie Burns (story), Burnie Burns (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Burnie Burns ... Hagan
Gavin Free ... Woody
Michael Jones ... Zach
Colton Dunn ... Herman
Alexandria DeBerry ... Mindy (as Allie DeBerry)
Alan Ritchson ... Adam
Steve Shearer ... Colonel Emory
Kirk C. Johnson Kirk C. Johnson ... Officer Vandenbloom (as Kirk Johnson)
Benjamin Scott Benjamin Scott ... General Cale
Johnny Walter ... Murdoch
Chris Demarais Chris Demarais ... Franksen
Jeremy St. James ... Bean
Patrick A. Grover ... Cronie #1 (as Patrick Grover)
Bobby Hernandez ... Cronie #2
Irina Voronina ... Beautiful Scientist
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Storyline

After thousands of years of thinking we are alone in the universe we decode a message (in the 60s) telling us we are not alone, and that the universe is a dangerous place and that we are going to be attacked. Luckily, the coded message came from a friendly alien race that fathered and protected us over the years. And now they are giving us the tools to fight back (in the form of power armor). But the delivery service takes a long time, and during those loooong decades waiting for that cargo ship to arrive with their one power suit, they choose a champion of earth to train to wear the suit and defend the earth! Then the ship finally arrives... Only to get shot down by 4 morons who play with the suit and ultimately get one piece each stuck to them. Now they need to work with the government to train these 4 morons with individual pieces attached to them. Will they save the day or will they stand around contemplating life? Written by Matt Silver

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Mankind's darkest hour needs our brightest team. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual material including references, language, action violence, teen partying and smoking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

It was leaked during Rooster Teeth Podcast #315 that the movie will come out in August 2015. Its premiere at Fantastic Fest in Rooster Teeth's hometown of Austin, Texas was actually September 24, 2015. It was announced on Rooster Teeth Podcast #349 it will be released cinematically and on YouTube's paid subscription service YouTube Red on January 27, 2016. There will also be a traditional cinematic release starting on January 29, 2016. See more »

Goofs

Woody's helmet has a full face visor, making him unable to eat, yet when the Worg turns up, his breath puffs out, beyond his own full face visor, which it shouldn't be able to. See more »

Quotes

Woody: Is that it?
Zach: No, it's another spaceship that fell out of the sky, dumbass.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, the names of the 1634 Indiegogo backers are listed and take 4 minutes and 30 seconds to scroll on and off screen. See more »

Connections

References The Slow Mo Guys (2010) See more »

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My Girl
Performed by Jeff Williams
Music and lyrics by Jeff Williams
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Not a complete waste of time, but it's nothing special either.
3 February 2016 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'LAZER TEAM': Three Stars (Out of Five)

A sci-fi action-comedy flick; directed, co-written and co-produced by Matt Hullum. Burnie Burns also co-wrote, co-produced and stars in the movie; which also costars Gavin Free, Michael Jones, Colton Dunn, Alexandria DeBerry and Alan Ritchson. It's the first feature film from Rooster Teeth Productions (which specializes in machinima); and they raised most of the budget for the movie, from a successful Indiegogo campaign. The story revolves around four incompetent losers, who are trained to save the world; when they accidentally stumble across a special alien power armor suit. I liked the special effects, and some of the humor, but ultimately I found it disappointing.

We learn, as the film opens, that Earth received a message, from peaceful aliens, decades earlier. After decoding it, we learned that we are going to be attacked, by evil aliens, and need to train someone to fight them. So a man, named Adam (Ritchson), is raised since birth, to be the 'Champion of Earth'. He will be sent a special 'power armor suit', by the peaceful aliens, to wear in battle. The ship containing the suit, is accidentally shot down, by four losers though. They then each become genetically attached, to different parts of the armor. So Earth's new plan, becomes to train these losers, to be 'Earth's champions'.

The movie kind of reminds me of the cult classic comedy flick 'SUPER TROOPERS'; except more geared towards kids. The film especially seems aimed at 'video game loving teenagers'. For that reason, I think a lot of the jokes are too silly, and somewhat forced. A lot of the performances are pretty weak as well (with a few exceptions). There is some witty commentary, about social media obsession though; and how it effects everyone's lives. The film also has some pretty cool looking special effects (as I said before), especially for such a low budget movie. It's not a complete waste of time, but it's nothing special either.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,480,421 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$108,586, 31 January 2016

Gross USA:

$1,186,426

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,406,538
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2.39:1
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