Heralded three years ago with a fake trailer in "Grindhouse," then developed into a standalone feature, this slambang B-movie pastiche is wildly uneven as it doggedly strives (sometimes with obvious strain) to sustain a free-wheeling, anything-goes air of exuberant junkiness
Bahn, deeply critical of Spielberg's film, not only for its general junkiness
, but for the way in which it distorts the issues which it claims to address.
Like every adopted foreigner in Britain, Conrad enjoyed the ornate junkiness
of British tradition--not just the inspired hokum of maritime lore, in which a landlocked Pole could become submerged, but the endless silly disguises in which compulsively clubbable Britain decked itself.