In Review: The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud

When video game enthusiast, Sarah is transported into her favorite game.

Synopsis: In Max Cloud. When video game enthusiast, Sarah is transported into her favorite game. She finds herself on an intergalactic prison, home to the most dangerous villains in the galaxy. The only way to escape the game is to complete it.

 

The Story

After a fight with her father. Gamer Sarah gets sucked into ‘The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud’ where she embodies the role of the ship’s chef Jake. While in the game she finds herself helping Max Cloud and his team escape from the Prison Planet Heinous. But before they leave they have to defeat Shee and Revengor. Controlling Sarah in the game is her best friend Cowboy.

 

The Acting

Unfortunately ‘The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud’ falls a bit flat on the comedy front due to a serious lack of comedians taking on the key roles. Scott Adkins offers up his martial arts skills for the main role of Max and does his best impersonation of Duke Nukem. While Elliot James Langridge plays the dopey sidekick of Jake.

Isabelle Allen does a pretty good job of playing Sarah. Though much of the time she is basically a disembodied voice talking to Cowboy who is played by the very busy Franz Drameh.

Meanwhile on the side of the naffest video game villains to walk the earth. We have John Hannah who despite much gesticulating isn’t able to save the film. While Lashana Lynch turns the camp dial up to 11 as the evil Shee.

 

Overall

Overall ‘The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud’ sets out to poke fun at video games of the late 80s and early 1990s. In terms of the visual style and the fights and so forth. It’s a huge success. But when it comes to the acting performances. It falls flat due to the fact that the actors either go too far or not far enough. It feels rather unbalanced and seriously lacking a couple of comedians to help land the jokes better.

To be fair. The actors make a good fist of it and there are one or two funny moments. But the film kind of drags due to a lack of any comedians in the cast.

The fact is. For the first 10 or so minutes. I thought this was a kid’s film until I heard a few cuss words dropped in. Truthfully, I just struggled to stay tuned in for this film.  It has its moments but they are too few and far between.

7.3
The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud
  • Story
    6.0
  • Acting
    7.2
  • CGI & Stunts
    8.6
  • Incidental Music
    7.5

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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