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Blast Vegas

Blast Vegas

Oh SyFy, are there even words to describe how much I adore your offerings?  I’m not sure I can find just the right words to even begin to proclaim my love of your silly so silly and oh so fun movies.  The latest being Blast Vegas, of course.  *sighs*  Such movie perfection.  Such movie actors – Frankie Muniz (so THIS is where he went off to!) and Barry Bostwick (man, do I ever love you, Barry!!).  Just *sighs*.

Seriously, though this movie is ALL sorts of cray cray fun!  This group of college kids goes to Las Vegas on spring break, dragging along one Frankie Muniz and one Andrew Lawrence (and oh, did he ever get that cutie gene like his bros did!).  Frankie’s all “I don’t want to be here” and “Who puts ketchup on a hot dog??” (is that a weird thing?  I don’t eat hot dogs but I thought people DID put ketchup on them?).  Meanwhile, they meet a group of girls including one Olive who was also dragged along and would rather be studying ancient history than partying.  She and Frankie meet and it’s almost love at first sight.  *le sigh*

Frankie and Olive

Frankie and Olive

And then you have Barry Bostwick as the gin loving, piano playing Vegas singer whose been around the block more than a few times.

Barry, Frankie and Gin

Barry, Frankie and Gin

But really our story starts with Phil, the SendEx guy who gets robbed and pistol whipped at the very beginning of the movie by two guys who want a precious piece of cargo he’s carting to one casino – an ancient sword.  The robbing doesn’t go very well as once the pair of baddies start driving away, a dust storm tears them to pieces then dumps the sword right back by pistol whipped Phil, who apparently goes ahead and delivers it because next  time we see it, it’s in said casino.  Damn, those SendEx guys are good!  Robbed, pistol whipped and you STILL manage to get your delivery in on time??

Next, comes our spring breakers and boys being boys, Andrew Lawrence and the gang, minus Frankie steal the sword and go stick it in the dirt out back.  Now, did I mention this sword has an Egyptian curse attached to it??  But then, don’t they all?  Anywho, sword in dirt, sword not come out of dirt, boys go back to partying.  Boys not too bright.

What follows is an epic dust storm – actually a snakedustnado (a dust tornado made up of dust snakes) that wreaks havoc on Las Vegas while people die left and right and our spring breakers plus Barry look on in despair…will our gang survive?  Will they be able to break the curse?  Is it really  and truly up to Frankie Muniz from “Malcolm in the Middle” to save the day???

Well, boys and girls, I guess you’ll just have to watch and see for yourself the epicness that is “Blast Vegas”!  😉