“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 Terminator (1995)
How bad is it? It rips off every horror and science fiction plot you can name. Should you see it? It can be a passable waste of time, if you're desperate.
Decades after "Alien," pale imitations are still being churned out, this one from Roger Corman's crew. People are trapped far underground where a mutant pathogen causes a mutation of rats, which leads to cats, which leads to people. It's largely people getting chased by a giant rat - a seldom scene, heavily darkened, rubber suit. There's no "Terminator" in evidence. There are two memorable topless scenes, some memorably bad dialogue, some atrocious 1980's styles (a decade late).