In 2022, a gaggle of voice actors from Group Fortress 2—Valve’s game of first-person shooting and endlessly shouting “MEDDDICCC!” after I’m right behind you, like I at all times am—precipitated chaos throughout small-town America in a hunt for sandwiches. Nicely, “sandviches”. They had been additionally looking for the Medic, as a result of some issues by no means change.
It was a pleasant collection by which the actors, together with Ellen McLain, who portrayed TF2’s loudspeaker-dominating Administrator however is extra well-known as GLaDOS from the Portal video games, baffled bystanders whereas blaring at one another in-character. The movies have peaked of their most up-to-date chapter: the Seek for Sandvich turns into Track for Sandvich, with the voice actors performing a model of Mamma Mia by ABBA solely with the lyrics modified to reference The Heavy’s edible system.
They’re joined on this banjo rendition of the 1975 pop traditional by actor Liz McCarthy, after a collection of weird Twin Peaks references all through the saga climaxed in her look as a thriller lady lurking within the Seattle Public Library. (In Twin Peaks: Hearth Stroll With Me, McCarthy performed a personality listed within the credit as “Guffawing Secretary”.) Truthfully, it isn’t simply the bystanders who’ve been a bit baffled by these movies, although that is no unhealthy factor.
It is great seeing the actors have such a superb time, and makes me want Valve would sling some extra work their manner. I do not want a Group Fortress 3, however the Meet the Group movies had been as necessary as the nice occasions I had in 2Fort and Badlands. Extra animated adventures, perhaps tailored from the surprisingly good TF2 comics, would make me a cheerful man. We by no means did discover out what would occur within the never-published challenge seven, a cliffhanger that genuinely bothers me greater than the absence of Half-Life 3 at this level.