A small town video game store clerk must go from zero to hero after accidentally unleashing the forces of evil from a cursed Colecovision game… Max Jenkins’ gaming fantasies collides with reality when a legendary “lost” installment of the Nether Game series appears on the store counter of his workplace, Fallout Games. Unbeknownst to Max, the game bears a “Curse of The Ages”, and in playing it, he has just unlocked the Nether, an ancient malevolent force of evil from the cartridge, upon his small hometown. Along with a mysterious masked man and his two best friends, Liz and Reggie, Max must figure out how to beat the Nether at it’s own game before it’s Game Over for humanity.
User Reviews: Tongue in cheek movies like these where filmmakers are winking at the audience can be a lot fun. The best example being the classic "Galaxy Quest," or the "Jumanji" movies. But it’s a tough thing to pull off. You need a really smart script, the right mix of good actors who can play everything deadly serious and half decent production values. If you have the first two going for you, you can forgive cheesy production values but Max Reload fails on the crucial first two elements. When the writing isn’t smart and the actors play "funny" nothing funny at all so all you’re left with is cheesiness. Also, you know you’re in trouble when Greg Grunberg and his ever-expanding girth are one of the name actors in any film. His very presence assures the mediocrity will rule the day.