Released Year: 2015
Runtime: 102 minutes
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Directors: Matt Hullum
Writers: Burnie Burns, Burnie Burns
Casts: Burnie Burns, Gavin Free, Michael Jones, Colton Dunn, Alexandria DeBerry, Alan Ritchson, Steve Shearer, Kirk C. Johnson, Benjamin Scott, Johnny Walter, Chris Demarais, Jeremy St. James, Patrick Grover, Bobby Hernandez, Irina Voronina
IMDB: Lazer Team (2015) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: N/A
Village Voice -
Because it's made by people who understand the importance of a clever script and want their audience to have fun, Lazer Team may just prove to be 2016's most entertaining superhero movie.
Lazer Team is a pastiche based on a beloved pattern; it understands its own limitations but seeks to maximize its potential. All the characters are presented with immense affection and offered the chance to grow and develop, by which I mean to be gifted with inexplicable superpowers, to be repeatedly struck in the groin area by projectiles and to be mocked by others for their moments of vulnerability.
The A.V. Club -
Lazer Team is carried along by the sheer enthusiasm of its main quartet....It's just too bad that there's less wit in the dialogue than there is in the Barenaked Ladies' closing-credits song.
The Film Stage -
While Lazer Team might not be the most original of sci-fi comedies, it possesses the kind of self awareness - and unabashed love of genre that other films try to pass off as “homage” or “ironic referencing” - that make it quite impossible not to root for it to succeed.
Lazer Team (2015)
After billions 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 power armor). But the delivery service takes a long time (I'm assuming over 30 mins because they get the suit for free), 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?