Space Cop (2016) – Should I Watch It?
Intro to… Space Cop
Space Cop is a cop from the future, the future of space.
Space Cop (Rich Evans), yes that is his name, gets sucked into a time rift while pursuing an alien criminal. Stuck in our time, he resumes his job as an officer of the law, as he partners up with the former-cryonically frozen detective Ted Cooper (Mike Stoklasa) to stop an on-going series of gold thefts.
Should I Watch It?
Space Cop is the latest movie of RedLetterMedia, a bunch of hack frauds that produce video reviews and the occasional schlock movie. For those of you who have never heard of them, I encourage you to watch some of their work on their website of YouTube channel, they are some of the best reviewers out there.
But they are not the best filmmakers out there. Space Cop is pretty much made for the same people that enjoy their web series. It has a lot of deliberately stupid deadpan humour that is fully dependent on the comedic timing of the actor, which Stoklasa and Evans sorely lack. The awfulness of their delivery, however, is actually what saves the movie. They know that they are making schlock, and they overemphasise so much, that the stupidity goes full circle and becomes funny again.
This, by no means, makes this a great movie. Or a good one. Or even a decent one. It is a B-movie with a capital B. And only those with the acquired taste of Wisconsin humour will appreciate it.
My fanboy-ism for RedLettterMedia makes me love Space Cop; in the past week I have seen it three times. But it does not blind me to the point that I do not realise that the majority of people will see this for what it really is: a low budget parody on low budget movies. Definitely watch this if you are a fan of their shows, definitely do not watch it if you are not.
No, don’t watch it.
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