Spaghettiman (2016) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Mark Potts
Starring: Benjamin Crutcher, Winston Carter, Brand Rackley
Rated: M/Region: 4 (Will play on US Player)/Widescreen/Number of disc: 1
Available From Umbrella Entertainment
Clark doesn’t care about you. He doesn’t care about the world. He barely cares about himself. But after an incident with an old bowl of spaghetti and a malfunctioning microwave, he becomes a superhero that can fight crime with the power of spaghetti. However, you have to pay him.
I didn’t know what to expect when I first saw the cover for Spaghettiman, but I knew I was interested. Here we have the tale of a semi-loveable loser who after a freak accident heating up some spaghetti basically turns into it but has super powers that make it so he can’t really be hurt. Oh, and he totally shoots out spaghetti from his hands. Going the more Deadpool than Spider-man route our hero decides to sell himself to people for a price in order to do what they need to be done. This, of course, comes after first helping people and then forcing them to pay for what he just did. When his cop best friend and roommate takes offense to the way he’s using his powers the plot takes a little bit of a darker turn, but not by much. The movie pretty much stays on the lighter side for the most part and it makes it a fun movie to watch when you just aren’t in the mood for anything serious. That also means we totally lack drama and tension here, but it is a give and take with me just deciding that how much tension could you really get in a movie called Spaghettiman?
So this movie packs a dark humor tone to it and also comes with a pretty good amount of violence and body count. Our leading man played by Benjamin Crutcher (who also co-wrote this) is great in the role. Of course his involvement in the film probably only helped him know the character more and that makes the character work because he sells the whole thing very well on the screen. You will probably have to have a rather weird sense of humor to get the most out of a movie like Spaghettiman but the stuff you’ve read about this one are correct, if you are a dan of Deadpool and stuff like James Gunn’s Super, then you’ll be right at home with this one right here. This comes on a DVD that will play on your American players if you are reading this in the states, so you might as well get the disc while it is already out there to be gotten and enjoy the weirdness that is Spaghettiman in all its weird and oddball glory.