“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."
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Fire, Ice & Dynamite (1990)
How bad is it? It's not great. Sort of a winter "Cannonball Run." Should you see it? If you like stunts and not plot, yes.
Roger Moore supposedly dies in a skydiving accident (later to reappear badly disguised at his own Scot butler) and his will requires his legatees and creditors to compete in a series of stunts involving fire, ice and dynamite (but mostly ice, as the director is a skiing stuntman); don't bother to ask why. Moore's real-life son is in it, as is Shari Belafonte (as an assistant) and Marjoe Gortner (as an emcee) and cameos by Buzz Aldrin and Isaac Hayes - in case you're playing "Six Degrees of Seaparation." The film is constant product placement, lame jokes, some really good stunts and an interesting soundtrack. If you put your brain on hold, it's not a bad experience.