Armageddapocalypse: Threat Level Dead
Brilliant high-energy comedy taking action movie spoof to new levels
This article is from 2012.
Armageddapocalypse is not just a spoof of every action movie ever made. It takes spoof to new levels, blasting it through the air with one liners and quick-fire sketches, before machine-gunning it to pieces with satire and sarcasm. It’s high-energy comedy that uses pop culture and action heroes to create an impossibly good show.
Maverick agent Jack Lang has only 24 hours to save the world from the evil Dragomir Volkov who is threatening to blow up the United States by blowing up the world. Lang, with his crack team of, er, geniuses and expert criminal minds must stop him. The trouble is, by now it’s the 23rd hour and Lang is running out of time and wives to save.
The four-man cast are impossible to fault with their impeccable comedic timing and knockout characterisation, using seemingly endless energy to bring the script to life. Faster than a speeding train and with more impact than a kick in the balls, Armageddapocalypse is hilarious from start to finish.
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