Amanda Richards | Georgetown, Guyana | 08/02/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
""Is it a mystery?
Is it a mystery?
I'm spinning out of control
Out of control"
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):
1. Bruce (Masi Oka) and Lloyd (Nate Torrence) are gadget geeks working for the secret spy agency CONTROL
2. They develop an invisibility cloak
3. It gets stolen
4. They have to get it back
This is a simultaneous spin-off to the movie "Get Smart", allegedly taking part during the time frame of the movie. About five other movie characters appear in this very short (71 minutes) parody, some only as brief cameos.
It's not great cinema, but it manages to raise a few chuckles without resorting to potty humor, foul language, tired sight gags or gross-out scenes.
Exactly what you thought it'd be
For something straight to DVD
It has no wisdom to impart
And won't push viewers to "Get Smart"
Amanda Richards, August 2, 2008
Good, light-hearted entertainment
JabbaRockeez | USA | 07/03/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I watched this flick and I enjoyed it immensely.
First things first: is it funny, and is it interesting? YES and YES.
The humor is the light-hearted, "Scrubs" kind, and fits well in a movie about two lovable lab-dweebs. (Example: Hot girl does something impressive. Socially awkward lab-geek Lloyd is impressed, but the best response he can muster is: Do you like pie?)
There are enough laughs sprinkled throughout, with a little bit of action here and there, so the movie keeps moving at a nice pace. The 71 minutes goes by pretty fast.
Those expecting an Oscar-caliber movie of epic proportion with tremendous societal impact and big-budget cgi have been grossly misinformed. Those expecting a light, slap-sticky romp will not be disappointed.
And as far as the film's main 'object' - an 'invisible cloak' - well, Harry Potter has an invisible cloak, James Bond has an invisible car, the Fantastic Four have an invisible woman. Movies are all about the fantasy of far-fetched concepts that don't exist in the real world.
If you can't or won't buy it, then definitely rent it."
A lightweight goofball comedy.
Craig Matteson | Ann Arbor, MI | 07/13/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"OK, you can't really judge this as if it were a real movie. It is more like a TV show. Masi Oka (from Heroes) is Bruce and Nate Torrence is Lloyd. They work in Control's gadget's lab and are the kind of nerds you expect them to be. Of course the important thing they are working on doesn't really work, they manage to lose it, it gets in the hand of some really bad guys, and they have to get it back at the risk of life and limb under threat of a deadline.
Jayma Mays plays Nina, the good girl nerd who works in the pathology lab with its attendant strains on relationships. Marika Dominczyk plays the bad girl with the heart of gold Isabelle. Larry Miller plays Bruce and Lloyd's boss and does his usual fine job as an oppressive idiot boss. There are also some cute cameos from the real movie.
This movie is just over an hour long and is a decent lightweight silly comedy. Don't take it seriously and don't judge it by exacting standards.
Reviewed by Craig Matteson, Ann Arbor, MI
Enjoyable and cute
Robert J. Quigley | Mesa, az. | 07/28/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Unlike the first reviewer, I was raised on old school Get Smart! and bought
this Dvd of Bruce and Lloyd as an appetizer to the film release of Get Smart!. It was good especially since it came with a money voucher at not cost to me to see the film. It wasn't a movie but you could call it a pilot
for a possible series. An idea that might fly since the two main actors,
Masi Oka and Nate Torrence would be good as a team. If Heroes doesn't pan out for
Masi Oka, he has got another possiblity and I am sure Mr. Torrence wouldn't mind steady work."