“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."
Monday, December 19, 2016
Kill Factor (1978)
aka Death Dimension
How bad is it? One of Al Adamson's better efforts... so no good at all.
Should you see it? If you're a blaxploitation fan or a fan of one of the stars.
One of my very first posts on this blog had me saying I wouldn't review Al Adamson movies and this might be about #10. This one stars Jim Kelly and has Aldo Ray, George Lazenby, Harold Sakata and "Myron Bruce Lee." It's an action film with a minor science fiction element, a freeze bomb, abandoned early on and a microchip implanted in a forehead. After that, it's mostly chase scenes and fight scenes and none of Adamson's trademark pointless scenes cobbled form some other failed project. Sakata can't act - his line readings are horrendous (and amusing) - but he has the best scene with a topless woman and a tortoise being used as a weapon.