LazerTeam

Matt Hullum directs a story about four losers who 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. Rooster Teeth bring us an origin story like no other with cool action set pieces, lots of laughs and many cameos

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Finding out that Alien life exists and that they are sending you help for an impending conflict is certainly an interesting way to start the story. Especially when the help they send is intercepted by a group who are all presented as idiots, losers and has beens. These guys all find themselves linked together by an alien suit of power.

However that suit of power was only designed to be worn by one person and a lot of the humour comes from watching the four of them try and overcome their differences and work together. Meanwhile Adam (Alan Ritchson) has been training to wear the suit his entire life and has to learn that even the best laid plans can go awry.

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The four members of Lazer Team are Hagan (Burnie Burns) got the shield, Woody, (Gavin Free) got the helmet , Herman (Colton Dunn) got the speed feet and Zach (Michael Jones) gets the lazer. Each of them are flawed characters and over the course of the film we find out more about each character as they learn to work together.

 

 

While all of their character arcs are somewhat predictable there is plenty for the cast to do and together they form a team of likeable heroes. I was impressed by the scale of the film given the budget they had and while some of the CGI is not the best, I thought that Rooster Teeth did the best that could and the set pieces were pretty cool.

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Over the past few years I have become more and more interested in Rooster Teeth and the content that they put out. Now I am not saying that you need to be a fan of theirs to enjoy this film as it can easily stand on its own two feet. However because I have spent so much time with them I found that I had a greater appreciation for all the references and cameos.

Most Rooster Teeth fans will have probably watched this already and I know I am late to the party but I have to say that I enjoyed watching this film. I wouldn’t go in expecting a cinematic masterpiece but I am sure that you will at least leave having had a good time.

 

 

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