“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
How bad is it? Some have given it glowing reviews. They probably watched only the first 30 minutes. Should you see it? If you're a fan of the cast.
Imagine a remake of "Arena" starring Robert Z'Dar in chain mail. Okay, when you stop laughing, you'll have an idea of what this film is like. In the future, companies make money by having gladiators fight to the death and, when one of them makes a run for it, his opponent tries to track him down in the Arizona desert. It's the cast in the background that makes this interesting, besides star Z'Dar - he of the widescreen chin - there are small roles for Charles Napier, Ken Howard, George "Buck" Flower (who does nothing but drink and narrate the film), James Hong, and Michael Pare' (with a very ditracting ponytail). There's also a mystical woman who can heal the guys and a song by the band Velvet Hammer. The first half hour of the film is interesting, wild and wacky, but it slows and drags after that.