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Max Reload and the Nether Blasters (2020)

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When small-town video game store clerk Max Jenkins (Tom Plumley) discovers and plays the only known copy of Nether Dungeon, the legendary lost installment of the Nether Game series, he accidentally unleashes the ancient "Curse of The Ages," turning friends and family into possessed ghouls hell-bent on destroying civilization. It's up to Max and his best friends Reggie (Joey Morgan) and Liz (Hassie Harrison) along with old-school gaming gurus Eugene Wylder (Greg Grunberg) and Barton Grabowski (Joseph D. Reitman) to figure out how to beat the dark forces of The Nether before it's GAME OVER for humanity. Featuring Kevin Smith, Lin Shaye, Martin Kove, Jesse Kove and voice talent by Wil Wheaton, Max Reload and The Nether Blasters is a love letter to gaming, retro nostalgia and the wonderfully ridiculous plotlines of 1980s adventure-cinema.

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Cast

Tom Plumley
as Max Jenkins
Greg Grunberg
as Eugene Wylder
Lin Shaye
as Mrs. Wylder
Wil Wheaton
as Arcade Heroes Narrator
Joseph D. Reitman
as Barton Grabowski
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Critic Reviews for Max Reload and the Nether Blasters

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

Max Reload isn't for everyone, but it's not trying to be. It's a pizza-and-soda Saturday night gamer film for serious gamers - not the kind that just grind through bug releases, but can name a developer other than Hideo Kojima.

July 30, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The kind of story that might feature in Stranger Things, if it were set in a nostalgic present day, Max Reload and the Nether Blasters combines geeky gamer affection with generation gap digs and demon-fighting adventure.

June 21, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It may be glitchily rough around the edges, but Conditt and Tremp's film also knows exactly what it is, and affectionately revives a 1980s sense of adolescent adventure for the networked era. It even has a bloopers reel at the end...

May 31, 2021 | Full Review…

It's not ground breaking, but it is enjoyable, and gamers, retro gaming enthusiasts and nostalgia hounds will find plenty to enjoy here.

August 26, 2020 | Full Review…

Max Reload and the Nether Blasters' good-hearted nature can't equate to a satisfying lo-fi 80s homage.

August 20, 2020 | Full Review…

A mild recommendation is given for tolerant fans of B-movies and gamers, but don't expect to play Max Reload more than once.

August 19, 2020 | Full Review…

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