PG-13 | 1h 42min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Review - Matt Mungle
**In theaters January 29th 2016**
Synopsis: Four losers are thrust into the position of saving the world when they stumble upon a UFO crash site and become genetically equipped to the battle suit on board.
Review: Burnie Burns wrote and stars in the hilarious (for the right crowd) sci-fi comedy, LAZER TEAM. Full of sophomoric one-liners and goof ball characters that you can't help but bust a gut at.
Set in a small Texas town a group of local rejects stumble upon some Extra Terrestrial weapons meant for the Government. They must now work hand in hand to save the planet. Luckily between the four of them they have an almost complete brain. Bumbling and stumbling their way to success the Lazer Team unites.
Hagan (Burnie Burns) is a small town cop respected by no one. Herman (Colton Dunn) spends his days in daily drunken angst trying to escape the glory days of his High School Football career. Zach (Michael Jones) is the current High School all star quarter back who has taken one too many shots to the head. Woody (Gavin Freed) is along for the ride but may end up the best of the best.
Burns gives us a wall to wall script of quotable and laughable dialogue that is so stupid that you can't help but watch over and over again. What helps it work is how the cast deliver the lines as if it was part of their inbred DNA. Dunn, Jones, and Free each embrace their character apologetically. But why not? You can tell they are having as much fun as we are.
Many may watch this and roll their eyes in exasperation. But if you love humor that makes SNL look like Meet The Press then you are in for a treat. Often these comedies cut back on effects and professional film making but Burns and his team bring us a solid looking flick. The Lazer Team weapons are high tech and seamless. The story itself is engaging and well written. But it is the over the top humor that sold it for me.
Rated PG-13 for sexual material including references, language, action violence, teen partying and smoking. There are many innuendos and sexual references that are made to tickle the High School male funny bone. Those like me who still giggle at the word duty will appreciate them. Others may be put off a tad. I give it 3.5 out of 5 Hero's of Earth. It may not win any high brow awards but it sure was fun to watch.