In the run up to an alien invasion by a deadly race known as the Worg, mankind’s only line of defence – an extra-terrestrial suit of power – is accidently broken up and discovered by four losers: an alcoholic (Colton Dunn), a cop (Burnie Burns), a horny teenager (Michael Jones), and a slow witted redneck (Gavin Free). With each man becoming fused to their own part, they must overcome their differences and work together to save the planet. And they might even learn something about each other along the way.
The fact that that none of the men are played Adam Sandler or Kevin James may come as a complete surprise, as the plot synopsis alone suggests Pixels-type shenanigans. Instead, Lazer Team’s hapless quartet are played by US comedy troupe, Rooster Teeth, who funded the film through Indiegogo. There’s actually an element of The World’s End about the proceedings, as the men squabble amongst themselves, bringing up petty arguments whilst the Earth threatens to burn up around them. They may not be the most mature people in the world, but they’re enjoyable enough to hang out with.
These scenes make Lazer Team worth a shot thanks to the chemistry of its four leads, who are clearly in complete sync with each other. Additionally, there are well-crafted action scenes that belie the film’s limited budget. That said, the film’s length is a little excessive, with the narrative spread too thinly over its near two-hour running time. But you can’t fault the team for their ambition; for a debut, it shows promise, and there’s certainly a lot to look forward to from Rooster Teeth in the future.