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Sunday, January 22, 2012

THE POWER WITHIN


1995
Directed by Art Camacho
Written by Jacobsen Hart and Scott McAboy

WHA’ HAPPENED?
A kid learns to harness his power within (trademark pending) by totally relying on a magic, butt-kicking ring. It would be like a weight-lifter learning to harness his inner strength through steroids.


Big chunks of this movie were filmed at Universal Studios, which was always more interesting than it was boring. It was still a little boring, though, especially the long stretches of time when you watch nameless people ride the rides and enjoy the hell out of them.

BLOOD AND GUTS:
None to speak of. Just a short teenage boy beating people up while everyone looks at him with their mouths agape. I have the sinking feeling this was written by a 12-year-old in crutches.


RANDOM THOUGHTS:
This is a very dumb, low-budget endeavor, but the preteen nerd in all will undoubtedly find him- or herself cheering on the protagonist as he beats up random people. It is the simple things in life.

Half of the budget.

OK. IS IT GAY?
Nope. Not at all. But it does feature a main character from the Fox hit Glee.
Coach Bieste.

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