“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."
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Midnight Skater (2002)
How bad is it? It's extremely amateurish and looks like it was shot in one day.
Should you see it? I say yes; it'll be a cult film some day.
Now that's what I call "acting!"
A skateboarder is tagging a college with graffiti at night and some students decide to track him down. Then there's a psycho killer. Then there's a drug that turns people into zombies. There's a song by a band billed as "The Pirates Who Carve Out Your Eyes and Piss In Your Eye Sockets." There's a couple of castrations, some limbs torn off and the gore effects are passable. The film is poorly lit and the editing has a bunch of sound drop-outs. Among the plethora of "hey, let's make a movie!" shot-on-video projects, this one's better than many (of course, I still have a nasty taste in my mouth from "Ax Em," so everything looks better in comparison).