Rooster Teeth’s Lazer Team review

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Lazer Team is a sci-fi action-comedy following four likable losers who accidentally shoot down an alien spaceship gifting them with weapons which may help them save Earth against an evil alien civilization. Using these gifts the four must work together and fight as the champions of the Earth in a gladiator-like deathmatch. Sure this sounds like every idiot’s wet dream, but this movie focuses more on the relationships of the characters as they are all tied to each other in someway or another.What makes this

What makes this Beerfest and Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse-like movie more interesting is that Alan Ritchson, who was so cleverly called “Hitler’s Youth” in the film for being the original demigod-like champion of the Earth, holds a grudge against the four men as he was supposed to don the exo-suit and save the Earth. I think of him more like Master Chief from Halo, who now has to train four grunts who somehow ended up with his armor.

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With lines poking fun at other alien films, this movie gives you some goofy laughs, a funny sex-turned-fight scene, and awkward conversations between the apparent leader of the team and the teenage member who is also trying to have sex with his daughter. As you could imagine, the government doesn’t trust these four and thinks about sending a nuke to destroy the aliens, but one of their people point out, “But it didnt work in Independence Day, sir!”

Some people might complain that some of the characters were stereoptypical, the former star quarterback turned small town cop, the current high school football star, a redneck white guy, a token black guy, and a cocky soldier, but I found the way they interacted to be fun and meaningful.

What Lazer Team lacks in production value, it makes up for it with silly humor. It’s a fun film for anyone who doesn’t take life too seriously. If you just enjoy movies for the fun and check your brain at the door, I would recommend this film as a VOD purchase or rental, and tell you to be ready to laugh.

Movie Rating: 3.5/5 Atoms

NR 3_5 Atoms - B-

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For as long as he can remember, Robert asked the questions that others wouldn't about love, life, and death which brought about his interest in the human psyche and moral compass, resulting in an infatuation with comics, zombies, and movies leading to a long standing relationship with his imagination.