Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dragonfight (1990)

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.

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