“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, April 23, 2015
Deathstalker IV: Match of Titans (1991)
How bad is it? It's the end of a poor franchise. Should you see it? Sadly, no.
The first Deathstalker film wasn't much. The second one, directed by Jim Wynorski, was so silly that it was a lot of fun (the sock puppet "cave worms" being most memorable). The third one was a bit of a let-down from the second, but better than the first. This, the fourth, is just a remake of the first one, with the same star - and a lot of borrowed footage from the first one. It's another warrior tournament, being held by an evil queen who's using it to eliminate all of her enemies. The fight scenes are among the worst ever filmed, both lazy and implausible. There area few scattered laughs, but not enough.