“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."
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Wendigo: Bound by Blood (2010)
I feel the need to include a film by Len Kabasinski, who has a following, yet seems to keep finding new ways to fail. This has three story arcs that don't mesh until the climax, but none of them are compelling in themselves: there's someone who eats human flesh, releasing the Wendigo, a spirit that causes an insatiable hunger for more cannibalism and which seems able to jump from body to body; there's some assassins; there's a cop having a bad day. The director specializes in martial arts films, so there's a melee at the end that's mediocre at best, with one bad gore CGI shot. With all the characters and all the plot, there doesn't seem much happening.