Cicada! ★★★

Purposely goofy and cheap, this film is all too self-aware of what it is and says fuck it. It works on a mix of obvious, bottom barrel jokes mixed in with bits of cleverness to make the package as a whole work. The humor makes it easy to overlook the homegrown computer effects, knowing that it's supposed to be cheap and stupid, and even then there's a good amount of physical effects with puppets and the like used wherever they could. The characters are as goofy and over the top as the rest of the film, making them likable in all their one-note glory. It's definitely in that cycle of films that overcome their limited resources by using self consciously "stupid" humor to craft something fun for those that enjoy the cheekiness of crass but earnest b-movies.