THE ASTOUNDING ADVENTURES OF STRONGMAN AND QUICKBOY (Peter Kingstone, Canada). 84 minutes. Friday (May 18), 10 pm, Cinecycle. Rating: NN Rating: NN
This DIY feature is worthy, if only because, as explained in the closing credits, it cost $743.21 to make. That explains the sound limitations and shaky video camera look. But what about the weak script, uneven acting and aborted ending?
Hustlers Adam (Matt Thomas) and Dave (Richard Fournier) leave the Big Smoke for Sudbury, and director Peter Kingstone juxtaposes their road trip experiences (backwoods orgies, philosophy-spewing hitchhikers) with a superhero comic that Adam's penning that has obvious AIDS metaphors.
A terrific dream sequence in the middle of the film shows that Kingstone has talent. And there are some quirky, clever observations in the script. But if he wants the film to be Easy Rider with cum shots, he's kidding himself.