“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."
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II (1994)
How bad is it? Nonsense with terrible "jokes." Should you see it? If you loved the original and want to see it ruined.
The original "Circuitry Man" was an okay science fiction film. This sequel, however, goes nowhere and has some of the lamest one-liners imaginable. Though she doesn't get top billing, it's a Traci Lords movie; the rest of the cast is immaterial, but there are cameos by George "Buck" Flower and Judy Tenuta. The film's about stolen longevity chips and a villain that sucks the brains (not literally for once) of his victims. The best scene involves a teleported safe. Little makes sense in this, there's some eye candy, the effects are passable, but the dialogue... wow, does it suck. And when the best acting is done by Traci Lords, you have a problem.