78 min., 2009
Written by Devin McGinn
Directed by Henry Saine
My rating: ★★★★★
A super fun movie about Cthulhu and you don’t need to know anything to still enjoy it.
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The movie begins with some robbed guys finding some relic which starts to glow. From there we meet two guys who are at sea and then they are attacked and killed. Next we meet Jeff Philips (Kyle Davis) and his best friend Charlie (Devin McGinn). They work at a terrible job and are pretty much going nowhere in life. When they get home they meet a man that tells Jeff that he is the last descendent of H.P. Lovecraft. Charlie is really excited but Jeff thinks they are both full of shit, but Charlie tells him (and us) the history (or at least one of them) of Cthulhu. After that they are attacked by some of the old ones (Cthulhu minions who are trying to wake up Cthulhu) and a commander named Starspawn (Ethan Wilde) and run to their “friend” Paul (Barak Hardley). After some talking, they all take off to find Captain Olaf (Gregg Lawrence). Will they make it to Captain Olaf, will he actually be able to help or will Cthulhu wake up and destroy everything?
I’m not even going to bother talking about the acting or the effects. Yes the effects can be a bit cheesy at times, but in the end this is just a super fun movie. Kyle Davis and Devin McGinn play so well off of each other that you never really question that they have been friends forever. Barak Hardley and Gregg Lawrence are extremely funny and Ethan Wilde plays a great villain. Crap I just talked about both. Damn!
Being someone that knows pretty much nothing about Lovecraft and his works (yes I know that I should be ashamed, but I have been severely beaten by my fellow writers (Lackey) and I will start to fix this problem) I was a bit nervous about watching this movie, but the best part is that you don’t have to know anything to really have fun with it. They do explain a lot about the history and it’s done in a very fun way. My only real problem is with the character of Paul. Towards the end it felt like they really didn’t know what to do with him and he just kinda sat there. Other than that you really should see this movie.Have You Read...?