“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, August 23, 2018
If you're going to try to emulate the film "300," you should have a decent-sized budget, or else you get something like this film about forgotten King Eirik and his battle to stop the Norse god Thor. First of all, it was filmed in Malaysia and looks it, though most of the cast is at least European (there is an Asian martial artist in the cast). There's some bad wigs as well as bad CGI, some poor line deliveries - though they seem to be having fun - and lines that themselves are unintentionally funny. It's kind of fun as dopey nonsense action. Don't go out of your way to see it, but if it lands on your screen, you can have fun with it.