American Rescue Squad

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"Rescue the Taxpayer"
  • NR
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.0  (109)

American Rescue Squad is a 2015 comedy movie directed by Elliot Diviney. The movie follows the story of a group of superheroes that are tasked with saving American values. The film is a satire of superhero movies that takes a humorous approach to political and social issues. The movie opens with a news reporter discussing the corruption and crime wave that has taken over the city. The government has become weak and ineffective, and the police are outmatched by the criminal underworld. Enter the American Rescue Squad, a team of superheroes that is dedicated to saving America from its own degeneration.

The team consists of The Blackbird, America's greatest hero, who is also the leader of the group. He is joined by The Midnight Rambler, a former wrestler turned superhero, who is quick with a one-liner. Then there is The Zipper, who has the ability to move at superhuman speeds. Rounding out the team is Torpedo, a man who can swim at great speeds.

The movie takes a satirical look at the superhero genre, and the team's exploits are often played for laughs. For example, when The Blackbird is about to take on a group of armed criminals, he pauses to give a motivational speech that falls flat. Similarly, during a heated debate on gun control, The Midnight Rambler is more concerned with getting a good soundbite than making a rational argument.

The movie does a good job of balancing its humor with its message. The film takes on serious subjects such as corruption, gun control, and politics, but does so in a way that is entertaining and not preachy. In one memorable scene, The Blackbird debates a gun lobbyist on live television, and manages to outsmart him with his quick wit.

The film also has some great action sequences, and director Elliot Diviney manages to make the limited budget work in his favor. The team's fight against a group of mercenaries is particularly well done, with each member of the team getting a chance to show off their unique abilities.

The movie also has some great performances from its cast. Tony D. Czech is excellent as The Blackbird, bringing a sense of gravitas to the role. Douglas Sidney is hilarious as The Midnight Rambler, and KariAnn Christensen is a scene-stealer as Torpedo.

One of the film's strengths is how it manages to subvert the audience's expectations. The team's fight against a group of terrorists leads to a completely unexpected outcome that is both hilarious and unexpected. The movie also manages to avoid falling into cliches, with its characters being fully-realized and multi-dimensional.

The film's humor is sure to appeal to fans of shows like Arrested Development and 30 Rock. The jokes come fast and furious, and there is plenty of humor to be found in the film's absurdist take on superhero tropes. The film even manages to work in some social commentary without it feeling forced or heavy-handed.

Ultimately, American Rescue Squad is a fun and entertaining film that will appeal to fans of the superhero genre. The movie is a humorous take on the genre, but it is also a satire of American politics and society as a whole. With great performances, amusing action sequences, and hilarious humor, this film is well worth a watch.

American Rescue Squad is a 2015 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

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    6.0  (109)