ABC Film Challenge – Catch Up 2021 – Z – Archenemy (2020) Movie Review

This is under Z because of actress Zolee Griggs.

Director: Adam Egypt Mortimer

Writer: Adam Egypt Mortimer, Luke Passmore (Screenplay)

Starring: Joe Manganiello, Zolee Griggs, Skylan Brooks, Glenn Howerton, Amy Seimetz

Plot: Max Fist claims to be a hero from another dimension who fell through time and space to earth, where he has no powers. No one believes his stories except for a local teen named Hamster.

Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Archenemy starts as a local teenager Hamster (Brooks) looks to try and make a name of himself by getting stories about a man Max Fist (Manganiello) who believes he is from another planet and has superpowers. Getting close to him, Max ends up saving his life when his drug dealer sister Indigo (Griggs) gets caught cross The Manager (Howerton).

Max Fist takes Indigo and Hamster with him as he looks to prepare to fight back against his archenemy who he believes has followed him from their home planet Cleo.

Thoughts on Archenemy

ThoughtsArchenemy brings us a new twist on the superhero style movie, where one man believes he can fight crime as he is from another planet, protecting Earth from a supervillain that would change life as we know it, but he is down now as a drunk, roaming the streets until the modern world and social media change everything for him. The story does do an excellent job at balancing the two sides of the story, leaving us wondering just where things will end up going, as it could easily go either way. The performances are wonderful, with each main character giving us something we might not have seen in the comic book superhero style films. This is one film that will make you think a lot, keep you guessing and uses the effects to blend between the real world and the comic book world with ease.

Final Thoughts Archenemy is a great twist on the superhero film, keeping us guessing as to what is real or not.

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