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Armageddapocalypse: The Explosioning (Exploding Fist Productions)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

A photocopy of a photocopy is always a bit fuzzy; the same goes for a spoof of a spoof. Blockbuster action films are easy targets with their rigidly drawn stock characters – that’s why they have been lampooned time and time again. Indeed, even action movie legends have jumped on the band wagon with hits like ‘Tropic Thunder’, in whose footsteps ‘Armageddapocalypse’ so closely treads, and which, sadly, fails to generate much laughter. The acting can’t be faulted, as the young cast simmer with energy and possess brilliant comic timing, and as a result, most of the audience seem to enjoy the show. However, much like a fuzzy photocopied picture, this has already been done, and the script is stale.

Just The Tonic at The Caves, 4 – 28 Aug (not 17), 10.00pm (11.00pm), £7.50 – £9.50, fpp40.
tw rating 2/5