Captain Eager And The Mark Of Voth Review

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A pastiche of Dan Dare-style '50s sci-fi.


Newcomer Simon DaVison’s film is a Dan Dare pastiche, a deliberately sloppy parody of the naffest of ’50s sci-fi.

DaVison seems to draw his inspiration more from Ed Wood - and not in a good way. He may be brimming with enthusiasm, but he’s lacking even the whisper of an idea of what makes an entertaining­ movie.

Mistaking overacting for comedy, his predilection for harsh electronic noises will have you reaching for the Paramol. This should have been a 10-minute short - if that. At 90-odd minutes, it’s tooth-squeakingly unbearable.

Terrible, just terrible.