I feel a bit privileged to talk about this movie. I've seen every single one of Nick Gatsby's movies since Daddy-O. I will say that this is possibly one of the better projects that Nick has made. A lot of reviewers will consider this his second feature, but I'm an ass hole, so I consider it his first. My Neighbor Wants me Dead had a lot of filler that could have easily been trimmed down to make a lengthy short film.
When he's at his best, Gatsby is a really good editor. Gatsby at his best knows when to cut and doesn't go too long on stuff that's not important. I don't know Skye Armenta, but she seems to be good for him keeping stuff in check. Without further ado, my review of Zapper.
Zapper is a movie about several competitors known as Zappers challenging one another for a skateboard from a guy who died before the movie even began. Fun fact: This character is a carry over from a failed project known as The Trip House. The Zappers take each other out one by one with laser bananas (a concept explored previously in Gatsby's False Flag) as they contend for the skateboard.
I've mentioned a few times that CinemaSins have ruined film critiques because a lot of reviewers now go "why come this happens, why come that happens?" This is one of those movies where things just happen. Just go with it.
If I have one major complaint to lobby against this film, it's the plug-in used throughout the film. I can't remember what it's called but it sorts through a variety of colors. It started making me feel nauseous after forty minutes and I needed to turn it off to get rid of the feeling. Maybe it's because I watched this sober, but I really did not like this aspect of the film.
I'm also not sure if the breaking the fourth wall bits were intentional or a mistake that made it into the final cut because Gatsby thought would be funny a la Plumbers Don't Wear Ties.
Overall, it was a decent first feature film. Good job Gatsby!