Monday, 28 October 2013
Review: Super Task Force One (2013)
First I´d like to thank Steve Rudzinski for providing me with a screener
15 years ago, the Super Task Force Six were shut down in secret by The evil Emperor Zagel. Since then, he has been working on a super weapon powered by all six armors. When a former Enforcer realizes this plan, he risks his life to steal Unit Green and passes it off to a completely unprepared Jason (Steve Rudzinski). Can Jason keep Unit Green out of Zagel's clutches? If the Super Task Force Six couldn't beat Zagel, what hope is there for the Super Task Force ONE? Super Task Force One is written and directed by Steve Rudzinski. The acting is decent, it´s tounge in cheek. The camerawork and editing is ok, again you can spot obvious influences from japanese anime. There´s action but there´s most of all a lot of comedy as Jason tries to come to grip with being a superhero, it actually made me think of the tv-show The Greatest American Hero (1981 - 1983) starring William Katt. The effects are cheap but this was made on a micro budget of just $2 000. We get cheap rubber masks, some cool suits, computer rendered giant robots and enviroments during the final battle. I know it will probably annoy the crap out of some but in the context of the flick it fits in perfectly and in the few scenes I´ve seen from Mighty Power Rangers (which is one if the inspirational sources for this flick) the fx was also cheap-looking, cheap masks and so on. There no gore in this, there´s no T and A in this and it shouldn´t be, it´s a frickin kids movie for gods sake. :-)
This review is based upon a online screener provided by the director.
Rating: 4½ out of 7. First of all I must point out that I ain´t too familiar with the source material that Super Task Force One is playing homage to so I´m reviewing it from that stand point, sure it looks cheap but this is the independent flicks blog and that can be expected, I do appreciate that Steve Rudzinski approaches the subject with an obvious affection for it and he does the most of the limited budget at his disposal. Super Task Force One is a pretty entertaining ride, even if I ain´t familiar with the genre, and I imagine that if you´re a fan of Power Rangers and Guyver you´ll probably like this.