Directed by Mark Potts.
Starring Benjamin Crutcher, Winston Carter, Brand Rackley, Joe LoCicero and Leigh Wulff.
A scruffy, unkempt and lazy man eats a bowl of spaghetti that’s gone through some form of radiation exposure in his microwave. Forcing upon him superpowers, superpowers that he refuses to use for good.
The independent production, Spaghettiman, will no doubt be one for the cult movie lovers. It’s low budget, the acting is pretty dire and the plot is a parody superhero film so you wonder how this film can give you a hint of enjoyment. But it does.
Clark (Ben Crutcher) and Dale (Winston Carter) are flat-mates in a very ordinary urban shack. Clark is a hairy, simple, jobless mid-twentysomething who has no direction, and doesn’t care for it either. Dale is quite the opposite, a determined do-gooder he’s eager to pass his police exams to finally become a patrolling cop – saving the world.
In the twist of fate, Clark’s leftover spaghetti – which he warms in the microwave after a failed job interview – is somehow contaminated with super spaghetti powers. Causing Clark to shoot and urinate spaghetti on demand.
The rest of the film is played out by Dale trying to persuade Clark to use his spaghetti powers for good, instead of marauding around LA stopping petty crimes and then charging the potential victims for his service.
It has all of the superhero film staples, being infected with the powers, testing his superpowers and then a plot twist where friends become enemies. It’s nonsensical, stupid but loveable.
Mark Potts, his acting cast and production are all pulling in a similar direction with film, there’s cohesion and a beautiful rebellious naivety to make a damn film which results in an anti-establishment superhero film.
It will draw some comparisons to the critically acclaimed Deadpool, but Spaghettiman is a different beast all together.
Flickering Myth Rating – Film: ★★ / Movie: ★★★