“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, July 9, 2015
How bad is it? It's a Philippines female kickboxing film. Nuff said. Should you see it? Yes, though there's nothing you haven't seen before.
I haven't mentioned Cirio Santiago much, but he's made a lot of trash films. This one is breasts and martial arts, sort of a Filipino Andy Sidaris film. A woman is killed for taking photos of a political assassination and her cop sister seeks the truth... while entering the female kickboxing scene and falling in love. This looks like a distaff version of the Bloodfist films and the plot was heavily borrowed from earlier Santiago films. There's torture, showers, leotard fu, stickfighting, Cat Sassoon (who apparently died young), Melissa Moore and am embassy protest. It's mindless fun.