“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Alien Intruder (1993)
How bad is it? It's schlock.
Should you see it? It's barely entertaining schlock.
There are a lot of films about people on a ship getting terrorized by a monster on the loose ("It! The Terror Beyond Space" was the first), but this one is different in that it's men being preyed upon by their own libidos. That suggest some sexual fireworks, but there isn't much (though one woman goes topless about as often as possible). Billy Dee Williams stars, but he's no Lando Calrissian here. Former TV stars Jeff Conaway and Tracy Scoggins are also on board (the latter as the siren who leads to doom). It does give a lesson in paint-by-the-numbers filmmaking and has a few bizarre and uninentionally funny scenes.