Tuesday, January 19, 2010

STEEL ARENA (1973)

I tried to get into this one, but I just couldn't. The idea of a hotshot moonshine runner becoming a daredevil is fantastic!  Ttoo bad what you're imagining right now is better than what actually happened. There's only one moonshine running chase scene, then the daredevil outfit he hooks up with does a bunch of lame horseshit tricks like jumping a car into other cars or my favorite: driving one wheel up a ramp and then just tumbling over. Well, goddamn anybody could do that!

The acting is lame as hell and the budget was probably around 10 grand. The only reason to watch this turd would be for the stunts, but they suck so you'd be better off spending 90 minutes looking up car jump/wreck videos on YouTube.

Director Mark L. Lester would go on to make COMMANDO and CLASS OF 1999.