Stars: Joshua Mikel, Tim Nettles and Mark Marple
|This film was an official selection at the 6th annual International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival in Tempe in 2010. Here's an index to my reviews of 2010 films.|
If Joshua Mikel overacts as Tyler, Tim Nettles overacts even more as Couch. He has an eyepatch and a cheesy grin to start with, but he throws himself into the part like he's Billy Bob Thornton on speed. It's not that this pair can't act, it's just that they're acting up an hour's worth of material in a mere quarter of that and they don't have time to slow down and add finesse. They're both great fun to watch, even before we discover what SPAGHETT-1 stands for and what Couch is really planning to do with it. Mark Marple is just as fun as the object of his nefarious plans, a decorated yankee officer called Gen Joshua Chamberlain. It's obvious that all three had a ball making this short and the enthusiasm rubs off on us. It's technically accomplished, the only flaws being tied to the sheer insanity of the whole piece. Bizarrely though that sheer insanity may just be the greatest success of the film too, that and the fact that we're long overdue for a good steampunk riot.