“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 Beast with 1,000,000 Eyes
aka The Beast with a Million Eyes How bad is it? Producer Roger Corman disowns it. And he was proud of "Carnosaur." Should you see it? Not really.
This is one of those classic cases of coming up with a great title and then trying to figure out how to film it. After all, what budget will allow for a monster with a million eyes? The plot has a creature from space that is able to take over the minds of animals, seeing through their eyes. It has people attacked by birds (before Hitchcock) and by the family dog (before Stephen King), but the eventual payoff of seeing the monster is an oversized teapot, is disappointing. It's shoddiness is endearing, the acting not too bad.