“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
The Apple (1980)
How bad is it? It's camp. It's kitsch. It's symbolism up the wazoo. Should you see it? If you're looking for a bad musical, there aren't many better choices.
Did you guess that this was the bad guy? How'd you know?!
The Golan-Globus production team were responsible for a ton of low-budget schlock. This is one of he few films that Golan directed himself. In it, a folk-singing duo is entered in the WorldVision music contest of the future (1994) and they have to fight the temptations of drugs, sex and rock and roll, before their savior arrives at the end in a white car. It has a dozen songs with dreadful lyrics and the religious symbolism is so heavy-handed as to be silly.