“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, July 8, 2015
Alyas Batman en Robin (1991)
How bad is it? Imagine an episode of the 1960's Batman TV show made in the Philippines for $1.50. Should you see it? Sure, why not?
Long before the time you get to the failed bank robbery that devolves into a dance number of "At the Hop" with DC heroes (including a dwarf Spiderman), you should realize that this is an attempt to remake the campy 1960's Adam West Batman TV series. Turkey, Indonesia and Brazil have their share of remakes, but this is a rare Filipino film that doesn't involve Eddie Romero, Jesus Franco or Cirio Santiago. There's intentional humor, which is so overplayed that it falls flat, but also unintentional laughs. Essentially, the Joker gets caught, escapes, gets caught, escapes, gets caught.