yeah i dug the shit out of this. i'm not blind or deaf to some of the clunky stuff that barely covered up in this but i'm a die hard Trek fan & this movie was frying my eggs.
the smarty pants film goer in me was saying "is this this rubbing off the most popular and artistically successful Trek movie?" and the fan in me was screaming "FIXED POINTS IN DIMENSIONAL TIMELINES! THE SAME THINGS MUST HAPPEN!" lazy screenwriting or…
so Hands of Steel tells the story of a cyborg named PACO who pretty much for the whole movie hides out in a hotel restaurant and participates in arm wrestling matches. that's right.
the movie as almost as fun as that sounds. great score & the final act is actually really fun & action packed.
horror fans may be dissing this, & I get it but i swear if this thing was a VHS video nasty from 1981 dudes would still be wearing t-shirts of it. any b-movie shortcoming this film may have were made okay by some of the gonzo buck wild EVIL imagery on display. honestly Sheri Moon Zombie's goofy, shoddy performance didn't bother me as i felt it all just fit right in with the film's fun, trashy & slightly clunky vibe.
can you believe Spielberg was twenty freakin' five when he made this?! the thing plays like it is made by a guy at the height of his career.
you can see him working out a style that will later show up clearly in Jaws and throughout his entire filmography. just goes to show Spielberg is always better when he has LESS to work with. i always think when that guy's imagination goes off the charts with the help of technology…