“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, May 23, 2018
Order of One (2006)
aka Order of One: Kung Fu Killing Spree
This film is about a sword made from the spear that pierced Jesus on the cross, which gives limitless power and the fight for its possession. Despite a low budget, this is stylishly made, with good camera work and editing. It's very tongue-in-cheek, with action scenes having 1960's "Batman"-like graphics added; my favorite is "EYEBALL EXIT PUNCH!" One guy gets killed by a bullet hitting a grenade he's holding. There's a fight in a strip club. A guy gets dragged behind a car for quite a while. There's too many characters to keep track of and it sags a bit in the middle, but it's enjoyable. Recommended.