The highway to hell runs straight through a college campus in this compelling thriller about a killer truck. After helping a pretty co-ed out of a nasty domestic situation, Jim Travis gives... See full summary »
The highway to hell runs straight through a college campus in this compelling thriller about a killer truck. After helping a pretty co-ed out of a nasty domestic situation, Jim Travis gives the girl a lift home. But once on the road, the situation takes a white-knuckle twist as Jim gets into a frightening duel with a crazy truck driver. Written by
Man, this movie was TERRIBLE! This one caught my eye on the shelf at Hollywood Video and it looked like a decent action film (I've always been a die-hard fan of chase movies). Boy, was I wrong! The acting by everybody involved in this waste of cellulite being AWFUL was bad enough, but the plot was just downright laughable! The best scene was in the beginning where Van Dien and Danielle Brett (my two-year old niece could have done a better acting job than her) cut off the black pickup truck on the highway, but after that the entire movie just spirals downward!
How ironic that the truck that Van Dien (Jim) happens to cut off on the freeway JUST HAPPENS to contain the ex-boyfriend of Danielle Brett's character, who we see having an argument with at the start of the movie. The funny thing is, the entire truck has tinted windows, so the driver or occupants in the truck aren't visible, at least not until 45 minutes later! Yeah, right!
From there, we see the whole remainder of the movie with the two leads being chased by three jocks in that black pickup. Even the one brief love scene that I saw lasted one minute before the black truck interrupted it when it came crashing through the structure that those two were in as a hideout! The hideout, conveniently enough, came complete with a couch for those two to lay on! Give me a break!
Then there's the fat jock who was so worried that his truck (which he BUILT BY HAND!) was going to get smashed up and destroyed during the chase (um..WHICH IT DID!), that he kept on telling the ex-boyfriend driver to "Be careful" and to "Watch out!" I think I was on the floor howling with laughter during these scenes! I guess he never expected any of that to happen when you embark on a TWO DAY CAR CHASE after your ex-girlfriend and her new "beau." In addition, why did he let the jerk not only use it for inevitable mass destruction, but even DRIVE it in the first place?
Many other people who reviewed this sorry excuse for a movie know how it ends. Not me. Sorry, but I couldn't tell anybody how it ended, even if I wanted to. I got so disgusted with this movie that I only watched the first half of it. I couldn't stand it any more. I turned off the VCR and put the tape back in the case and returned it the next day. HECK, I DIDN'T EVEN BOTHER REWINDING IT! For me, that's never happened! Being a fan of bad movies, I never have any difficulty in watching a bad movie all the way to the end. But I've never seen one as intolerable as this one. So, that said, this one could classify as REALLY, REALLY BAD! It was just too stupid for my tastes! I can truly say that it was the worst hour I've ever spent!
Do yourselves a favor and avoid this one at all costs! You'll find two hours in a dentist's chair a more exciting adrenaline rush than this stinker!
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