“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, June 4, 2015
Radical Jack (2000)
How bad is it? It's a typical straight to video actioner. Should you see it? I hear the RiffTrax version is popular, so maybe see it that way.
Billy Ray Cyrus, who showed he couldn't act in his daughter's TV show, stars as a missing Navy SEAL who takes a job in a small redneck bar - in Vermont?! - and the movie ends up being his trying to get even with those who wronged him, in a very action-star-vehicle way. There's the requisite love interest, the corrupt official, the poorly choreographed fight scenes, the car off a cliff and the obligatory appearance of George "Buck" Flower (who should get his own page on this blog). It's all done with a minimum of professionalism, but it holds together.