In the vein of Shaun of the Dead, this horror comedy follows three buddies, one the last descendant of H.P. Lovecraft, trying to keep an ancient relic out of the hands of mutant fish people who want to use it to resurrect Cthulu. It's not a bad idea at all, but this film is miscalculated in just about every way possible. First off, the two main heroes, played by Kyle Davis and Devin McGinn (who wrote the screenplay), are douchebags. Davis, who plays the Lovecraft descendant, has almost no character to speak of. Virtually the only thing we know about him is he hates nerdishness and even used to beat them up in high school (note to filmmakers: who the Hell do you think is watching your H.P. Lovecraft-inspired horror movie?). McGinn has at least some nerdy tendencies (mostly a love for comic books), but he's an annoying little prick with the douchiest haircut this side of Fall Out Boy. These two soon join up with uber-nerd Barak Hardley, a bearded Lovecraft dork who has no friends and lives in his grandmother's basement, and then they constantly tease and bully him. Besides the crappy characters, it has a very lame plot that goes nowhere and ends, presumably, at the point they ran out of money. The fishy people aren't totally awful for such a low-budget film, and there is a decent animated recount of Lovecraft mythology near the beginning. Otherwise, awful. Avoid.
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The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu (2009)
The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu is a movie starring Kyle Davis, Devin McGinn, and Matt Bauer. Jeff is an ordinary guy that is stuck at a dead end job with a boring life, but when a strange old man gives him an Ancient relic and...
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Jeff is an ordinary guy that is stuck at a dead end job with a boring life, but when a strange old man gives him an Ancient relic and tells him that he is the last bloodline of H.P. Lovecraft, He and his friend Charlie embark on an adventure to protect the relic piece from falling into the hands of the Starspawn and his minions that wish to reunite the relic and release Cthulhu back into the world.
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Awful. A miscalculation in every way.Reviewed byzetesVote: 2/10
OK, first off, if you're not into Lovecraft or the Cthulhu Mythos, youwon't get all of the references and jokes, but that's not to say youwon't have fun with this movie. Underneath its rough exterior lies afilm with plenty of wit and charm, and a "deep" (pun intended) love ofall things Lovecraft.
The delivery, as said, is a bit rough, but after only a short period Ifound myself easily forgiving any of the film's minor shortcomings. Noexpensive, top-of-the-line special effects, an excess of foul languagethat probably should have been scaled (ha!) back a bit, and a couple ofperformances that weren't anything said performers would want to put ontheir demo reel (read: stiff).
Still, those things aside, the story is fun and silly, and maintains anice balance between the humor and drama, avoiding any awkward orjarring transitional moments between scenes (if nothing else could besaid, at least take note of that element, which I found refreshing, asI've seen quite a few "blockbusters" of late that failed at it, unableto decide whether they're action or comedy vehicles).
A somewhat imperfect analogy would be to reference the TV series"Chuck." Take any old Lovecraftian Hammer film and drop Chuck & Morgandown in the middle of it as the protagonists and you've got a good ideaof what I believe this movie was intended to be. I wouldn't go so faras to say it completely succeeded, but in the end I think it workedwell enough to make the movie enjoyable.
Ultimately it's a light-hearted Cthulhu Mythos comic book on film, withnods to geeks, gamers and Lovecraft fans everywhere. Will itnecessarily be everyone's cup of tea? Nah. What movie is? But if you'rein the target audience, and can go into it with a smile on your faceand no Cameronesque expectations, there's a good chance you'll have agood time and even find yourself later talking about it with friendsover your Mt. Dew and Funyuns as you prepare to toss the percentilesand hope your character doesn't go insane.
Who is the target audience? You might be tempted to think it is the bookish type who like Lovecraft's work of suspense and psychological horror. But this movie is not for geeks or readers. The main character says "bro" in nearly every sentence. There is no suspense, no thrills, and the only "nerds" in the movie are the butt of the jokes, not the heros.
The pacing. The movie is only 78 minutes long (thankfully) and about 50 minutes of that is introduction. By the time the premise has been set up, and the action starts, the movie is two-thirds over.
The humor. The humor seems aimed at the kinds of teenage boys who post homophobic comments on YouTube. The lame, unfunny "jokes" poke fun at rape and gay men, and that's about it.
There are no female characters. The only two women in this wonderful piece of cinema are sexy tramps who have one line each.
The lead actor. The two supporting characters are affable dorks who make bad jokes. Fine. But the main character has no charisma. At the start of the movie they present him as bland and boring. But the movie forgets to evolve him. Every second he was on the screen I found myself looking at my phone. Not a talented actor, either.
I was bored. The movie suffered from a complete lack of direction; in the terrible script and in the sluggish pace. It is too slow and boring for a Bad Movie Night, so don't even bother.