“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."
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Night of the Lepus (1972)
How bad is it? It's one of the sillier giant animal movies. Should you see it? Oh, yeah.
This takes place in the American Southwest, so it's not surprising to see a cast of former western actors: Stuart Whitman, Rory Calhoun and DeForest Kelley, but this film also has a slumming Janet Leigh. Genetic experiments are done on rabbits to decrease their reproduction rate but make them larger. The bunnies also become carnivorous. And they roar like lions. Sometimes there are men in rabbit suits, but mostly there's miniature sets with bunnies running amok. I kept thinking that they could've made a scary movie out of this (perhaps in Australia), but the rabbits are just too cute to be scary.