A screening of Strongmen: The Movie occurred at UWA on the 1st Of May. The great thing about this screening was the presence of several cast members as well as Strongmen writer, producer and director Michael Garcia, who was there to field questions about the movie. Listening to Michael you could see and hear the passion he has for film-making and for the Australian Film Industry as a whole.
On to the movie; Strongmen is a good old fashioned family-friendly superhero movie in the vein of films such as The Avengers and the Fantastic 4, where the heroes work together to fight the baddies.
Strongmen sees the banding together of Vizor, Roman Archer, Roadcat, Elbabe, Julia, Nocturno, Candy,& Quake who each bring different qualities and personalities to the group. Viewers will identify and have their own favourite Strongman as they watch them do battle.
The story which is very much in the sci-fi/ fantasy realm sees evil billionaire Alex Ross' company drilling , resulting in the release of the aptly known Puttymen (drunken Irishmen with no backbones) to wreak havoc on the world wide web.
The Strongmen are injected into Cyberspace where they do battle with the Puttymen and are thrust into many other high octane battles with the highlight being when the Strongmen fight alternate versions of themselves.
Strongmen-Lucky Break is the first instalment of a trilogy of Strongmen movies and aims to find a niche in the cult superhero genre.
Viewers should be mindful that the budget for this movie was just marginally more than the "Blair Witch Project" so the cast and crew have done a fantastic job in bringing this movie to the big screen.
Special mention should be given to Omar Regan who plays the film's villain Alex Ross. Regan plays the villain with such hammed up hilarity, he steals the show!