“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
Prisoners of the Lost Universe (1983)
How bad is it? It's one of the worst swords and sorcery films. Should you see it? If you're a fan of the cast, as I am. Otherwise, no.
I've always had a soft spot for Kay Lenz. In this, she plays a spunky TV news reporter, who with an electrician, gets transported into a parallel universe ruled by evil warlord John Saxon. This new world is Conan the Barbarian territory, where everyone conveniently speaks English. There's a guy in green makeup, a giant, a comic relief thief, mudmen with glowing eyes, zombies and a gillman. That should make for an enjoyable time, but it's slow, predictable, unimaginative and just thrown together.