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Monday, July 18, 2011

Movie Review # 135 The Last Lovecraft: The Relic of Cthulu (2009)

Release: 2009
Director: Henry Saine

Rotten Tomatoes: 29% Audience Fresh
IMDb: 5.6/10
Netflix: 2.9 Stars

NERD RAGE!! Oh wait no I am NERD IMPRESSED! Not am I ecstatic I am so thoroughly shocked that I am gleefully happy. Not only was this movie wonderfully funny it does not destroy the source material. It expands it and makes its own and with enough flair that it will leave your inner Nerd Hulk inside gleeful and happy. 

The principal plot of the movie is about Charlie "The Last Lovecraft" and how he is supposed to save the world and ultimately does. Which is a simple and very well done plot line. It is also one of the funniest things about this movie as the guy is completely against it. As he see's everything is coming true and the more that happens the more he becomes the person he was meant to be. Which is the savior of the world.

During this trial by fire he meets and becomes friends with two new people. Other than his best friend and overly geeky room mate Jeff (Kyle Davis). The first one being the Cthulu loving nerd Paul (Barak Hardley) and the Sea Captain Olaf (Gregg Lawrence). With this quartet in full action they take on the Deep One's and Starspawn the great General of Cthulu (Ethan Wilde). 

The nice part of this movie is that the actors did a wonderful job in conveying the script to film. They honestly where believable and very funny. I would honestly put this up against "Shawn of the Dead" as a homage to Cthulu with a comedic twist. It is really and honestly a funny movie. Even as funny as it is some of its funny moments are not intentional. Take the opening scene on the boat. With the men getting killed. I was laughing at the CGI blood and guts effects.

Then you have the Deep One's who look like plastic, rubber and spandex action figures only being worn by a human being. Thankfully that just adds to the campy nature of the movie instead of detracting from it. Which made me love this movie all that much more. Simply I just enjoyed this film for what it was worth and want to watch it again. As it goes up with some of my all time favorite game and horror franchise list. That list includes "The Guild", "Legend of Neil" and "Gamers: Dorkness Rising". Just as a short list.

If you are a fan of any of those then give this movie a shot. As it will not only make you laugh out loud. It will make you want to pull up your forgotton H.P. Lovecraft novels and dive into them again. That or in my case pull out the Cthulu RPG and plan a day of Squidfaced monsters killing and maiming your friends. But that is just me though.

My Rating 4.5 out of 5 Stars

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