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Dennis Reynolds is Untethered and His Rage Knows No Bounds in His New Movie “Archenemy”

I have to give Joe Manganiello credit because he’s come a long way from playing the affable bro you got brunch with back on How I Met Your Mother.

Dude climbed the ladder from dumb jock (he was Flash Thompson in the original Spider-Man) to juiced up eye candy in Magic Mike, to locking down Sofia Vergara and eventually action movie star. Although, he did kinda get screwed after his portrayal of Deathstroke was teased at the very end of Justice League only for the entire DC Universe to collapse on itself before he had a chance to shine.

Anyways, “Archenemy” is an interesting idea that sort of seems like a cross between Will Smith’s homeless man turned superhero “Hancock” and a spin on when Superman loses his powers on Krypton due to the Red Sun. Here’s the official synopsis from IMDB.

Max Fist, who claims to be a hero from another dimension who fell through time and space to earth, where he has no powers.No one believes his stories except for a local teen named Hamster.

Okay, now that we got that out of the way we can get to the real star of “Archenemy,” which is easily Dennis Reynolds AKA Glenn Howerton in a role that he seems to have been lusting after for years. It basically looks like Dennis Reynolds’ peak insanity playing out in the form of a violent gangster of sorts.

What do we have here??

Becoming more and more unhinged over the years in Always Sunny, Howerton turned Dennis from a self absorbed narcissist into a legitimate sociopath.

Hell they even did a Making a Murderer mockumentary where they implied he killed his ex-wife. Only Always Sunny could make something as dark as that legitimately hilarious.

My point being, this movie looked fine, something I would catch on HBO or Netflix at some point and be sufficiently entertained. That is until I saw a bleach blonde Glenn Howerton unleashing his rage. As Rob McElhenney has pointed out in podcasts over the years, Howerton is a legitimately classically trained actor, which is why he kills it every time he gets a wild storyline in Always Sunny.

Now I’m all in.

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