June 11, 2013

Retroview: Tuff Fest I: Movie 19: Fire and Ice

A Retroview Review. 
Luke here, back with a new limited series where I talk about like 60 movies over the next 60 days. Click here for an explanation. Read on for the quick and dirty review!

I initially ordered what I thought was Fire and Ice from Netflix, and what arrived was the documentary of Frazetta's life, Painting with Fire, that was supplementary to Fire and Ice. As a person with eyeballs, I am a fan, or at the very least, admirer of Frank Frazetta, and I was interested in his story, so I popped in PwF. A pretty poorly paced and edited documentary, PwF still succeeded in wetting my appetite for Frazetta's full length movie, Fire and Ice. I have to say I was not incredibly surprised when I saw it. I was still, however, fairly disappointed. Fire and Ice is pretty darn bad. It's interesting to see how he and the rest of the crew attempted to bring his paintings to life, but past that general feeling of interest to see what he could do, I couldn't recommend it to anyone. No strong characters, an awful excuse for a female character, and, at times, it kind of looked terrible. I suppose I'm glad to have seen it, and it was fun yelling at the movie with my friend Margie, but ... seriously ... it's pretty bad. Check out Painting with Fire though!

-Luke Hunter James-Erickson
To see all the movies written about so far, click here: Tuff Fest I
Again, for an explanation, click here: Introduction to Tuff Fest I
To suggest movies I should schedule for Get Tuff Fest II, e-mail me: TheeLuke@gmail.com

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