Matthew Blackheart: Monster Smasher (2000)

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A hero finds himself fighting a new enemy in a world he hardly recognizes in this tongue-in-cheek sci-fi thriller. Matthew Blackheart (Rob Bogue) was a man-made superhero created by Allied scientists during World War II to help in the fight against the Nazi menace. However, Blackheart was put into cryonic suspension during the war and stayed frozen until the 21st century, when America has to deal with a new source of villainy -- Dr. Mortas (Christopher Heyerdahl), who has unleashed a plague of monsters upon the world who could destroy civilization if they're not stopped. Matthew Blackheart: Monster Smasher was intended to be the pilot for a television series; however, while the film was completed, financing for the series was pulled after only a few episodes were shot.
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R
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Television
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MTI Home Video

Cast

Robert Bogue
as Matthew Blackheart
Christopher Heyerdahl
as Dr. Jacob Mortas
John Novak
as Ruskin Stern
Vlasta Vrana
as Dr. Franken
Robert Pogue
as Matthew Blackheart
Kenneth Welsh
as Dr. James Franken
Karen Elkin
as Nancy
Una Kay
as Helen Goldsmith
Ardon Bess
as Blind Sid
Paul Cagelet
as Young Glen
Kim Feeney
as Rita
Carl Alacchi
as Lizard Man
Alan Legros
as Mangy Guy
Mariane Therien
as Dream woman
Mike Diamico
as Birnam Guard
Jonathan Stark
as Head Cop
Richard Jutras
as Topi Rogo
Robert Higden
as Zombie Family Head
John Topor
as Were-Lion Family Head
Michael Tsaurouches
as Lizard Family Head
Gregoire Dunlevy
as Vampire Family Head
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Audience Reviews for Matthew Blackheart: Monster Smasher

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.

Brian Seitzman
Brian Seitzman
½

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...

Mike M
Mike M

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!!

Eddie Ray
Eddie Ray

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