“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, April 26, 2018
Lizard Boy (2011)
I suppose it was inevitable that someone would make a "Zaat" or "Hideous Sun Demon" remake and this is close to it. A man is left by his wife for his inability to produce a child, but he's a geneticist, so he joins his DNA to a lizard's to create an offspring. He then watches MMA fighting on TV with his "son" while they get high on weed, before the inevitable rampage. The film doesn't know whether or not it's supposed to be a parody - there's some intentional jokes, the mask and tail make-up are silly, the fight choreography is minimalist and the acting, cinematography, editing and directing are... acceptable for this level of film making.