Matthew Blackheart: Monster Smasher (2000)
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Harmless, good-natured cheezer about a WWII Captain America-like super soldier tasked with battling monsters created by an arch-villain. He returns to NYC after 55 years in suspended animation just in time to find the monsters on the verge of taking over the city... by becoming Republicans and getting their candidate elected mayor! The lead role was clearly written with Bruce Campbell in mind. The whole thing is as silly as it is violent, and it's all couched in a comic book context. Entertaining fluff with a decent sense of humor. If you liked the "Evil Dead" series, particularly "Army of Darkness," you might like this low budget comedy/monster action flick, too.
This film is often misattributed to Richard Donner. The real director was Erik Canuel, who directed (the quite good) "Bon Cop, Bad Cop". This is not a film, per se, but a pilot for a TV show. As a film, it is GOD-AWFUL. As a TV pilot, it is slightly less than mediocre. The lead actor, Robert Bogue, seems to be attempting to channel Bruce Campbell with a raspy voice and dry wit. Unfortunately, he fails miserably, though to be fair, there is only one Bruce Campbell. One redeeming quality is the makeup effects. They are very well-done. Nearly everything else here is soggy and stale. The story is a hybrid of 'Constantine' and 'Captain America', featuring a government-designed, monster-hunting super-soldier frozen in time by his enemies for 50 years. If only this DVD had suffered the same fate...
What do you get when you combine Captain America, Frankenstein, and Ash from the Evil Dead movies? You get Matthew Blackheart : Monster Smasher. Absolutely love this overlooked, underrated, fun, campy little gem of a flick!!
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