The Once and Future Smash (2022) Frightfest Movie Review

The Once and Future Smash – Movie Review

The Once and Future Smash

Director: Sophia Cacciola, Michael J Epstein

Writer: Michael J Epstein (Screenplay)

Writer: Sophia Cacciola, Brian W Smith (Additional Material)


  • Michael St Michaels
  • Bill Weeden
  • A.J. Cutter

Plot: In 1970, Mikey and William both portrayed football cannibal Smash-Mouth in the influential cult hit, End Zone 2. Now, 50 years later, only one can wear the mask.

Runtime: 1 Hour 23 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: The Once and Future Smash starts as a horror convention is preparing to announce the long-awaited reboot of the ‘End Zone’ franchise. This brings together horror directors or stars from the generations after the infamous ‘End Zone 2’ to discuss the inspiration the movie gave them.

Meanwhile, at the convention is having the two actors who claim to have played Smash-Mouth, Mikey Smash (Michael), and William Mouth (Weeden). As they believe they get announced for the new movie.

Verdict on The Once and Future Smash

The Once and Future Smash is a comedy documentary that looks at the fandom behind a cult classic movie. It gives other cult favourite directors and stars to talk about their inspiration from the movie. As the movie unfolds, we get to see how fandom can reach extremes. As well as the idea that stories become legends behind cult films.

When it comes to actor rivalries, there is an ongoing joke between the two who believe they should be Smash-Mouth. There are so many smart ideas, that take the film beyond what it presents itself as. This is a movie that must be watched in the right mindset because if you don’t you won’t appreciate the genius behind the movie.

Final ThoughtsThe Once and Future Smash is one of the smartest comedy documentaries you will see.

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