Judge David Johnson is a land lubber.
Captain Zacharia Zicari, a.k.a. Captain Z, was a folk hero in the 1700s. Using his…I don't know, wits and swordplay I guess…he fought a town full of demon-possessed yahoos attempting to summon the Leviathan, a terrifying creature that would have ended the world…or at the very least drain the production team's miniscule budget. Lucky for everyone, Captain Z had a magic amulet and he used it to defeat evil. Fast-forward to the present day. The amulet has resurfaced and people are once again getting possessed, which means Captain Z must return and bring with him a bunch of brutal anachronisms.
Captain Z is a micro-budget, homegrown affair, one of those productions that features some dude in a funky costume (in this instance, it's pirate dress-up day!) and a bunch of friends with nothing better to do on a series of weekends, hanging out, whipping up some fake blood, and making a movie, yo!
God bless 'em. It's not easy making a movie and there's enough evidence on screen to show these folks worked pretty hard. Sure, the props, makeup, and effects are rudimentary, the writing is stiff, and for a movie about a time-traveling pirate fighting zombies there is barely a scent of functional humor. But…I just lost my train of thought. What was I saying?
Oh, yeah. Captain Z is rough, but I'm happy writer/director Steve Rudzinski and company get to see their movie released to the wild. Even if I'd rather rake wet leaves with a spork than sit through it again.
There's the plank. You know what to do.
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