“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, December 7, 2016
Kicked in the Head (1997)
aka Shit Happens
How bad is it? Meh. Nothing special. Should you see it? Only if you're a fan of someone in the cast.
This has had some really terrible reviews, but it's mediocre. A slacker loses his job and NYC apartment, then gets convinced by his uncle to do something slightly shady. He ends up getting chased by mobsters while wooing an alcoholic stewardess. The plot is thin and wanders, with seemingly random sequences. No one who shoots a weapon hits anything, even at point-blank range, which I think is supposed to be amusing. Linda Fiorentino, Lili Taylor, James Woods and Burt Young have roles and one wishes the film would follow any one of them and abandon the "hero" - in other words, you wish you were watching s different film.