“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."
Monday, June 23, 2014
Night Hunter (1996)
How bad is it? It's a sub-par martial arts meets monster film. Should you see it? It keeps moving and has some cheesy fun, so yes, but don't go out of your way to see it.
Don "The Dragon" Wilson has starred in a ton of cheap martial arts films (I stopped counting after the 6th Bloodfist movie), but this one differs in that it adds a supernatural element. Borrowing plot from "Blade" and style from "The Crow," this has Wilson as the latest in a long line of vampire hunters, with a book that lists all the vampires to hunt and he also uses a gun that shoots silver bullets. Much of the standard vampire lore is altered, not meaningfully. The main reason to see this is the fight scenes, which are not well choreographed and which have bad special effects - the blood is the wrong color and consistency and a body dropped from a roof bounces like the doll it is.