Horror and comedy, mental plots of science-fiction and dull stupidity. Opposites attract and flatter each other, that’s something we have seen many times in life. And, in movies, when it happens, it can bring some surprises. Because, after all, we must never forget we are talking about a B-movie here.
With a title like Useless Humans (2020), once can already figure out what tone the movie is going to display. A thirtieth birthday — and the survival of mankind — are left hanging in the balance after a mysterious creature crashes the party, forcing four childhood friends to save the night. Silly but fun situations galore in this sci-fi comedy that doesn’t really have much to say about the world or high stakes, but it is solid for what it is.
Brian has big shoes to fill. As his parents like to remind him, he is no Elon Musk. He is almost thirty, and mostly useless! His group of friends doesn’t help his cause much. Thirtieth birthdays are always hard – a tussle between responsibilities, expectations, pressure of having stuff figured out, versus the pull of the carefree life. This one takes a turn to hilarity as Brian and friends confront a big birthday surprise. When a mysterious creature crashes their party, this might be their one opportunity to grow up and shine. After all, the fate of humanity rests on them and brings us belly laughs watching their attempts to live up to this more-than-adult responsibility. Predator meets Hangover in this “cast fate to the wind” comedy. Will these grown-ish humans thrive?
Useless Humans (2020) is the debut feature film of Stephen Ohl after a good being responsible for a collection along the last decade. He also shares the screenplay writing credits of the movie with Travis Betz, George Caine, Kevin Hamedani, and Ryan Scaringe. Josh Zuckerman, Rushi Kota, Davida Williams, Luke Youngblood, Edy Ganem, Maya Kazan, Joey Kern, Iqbal Theba, Tim DeZarn, Kevin Michael Martin, and James Croak as the alien creature for the main cast.
Useless Humans (2020) had its world premiere at Cinequest where the audience praised its sense of humor and the good time spent despite its limitations. Here you can watch its official trailer:
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