As things are turning around for the city, people must face a disaster of epic proportions. They are dealing with the prospect of losing the people of New Orleans as they turn into the city's walking dead.
When her family goes out of town, Alex and her fellow band geek friend Claire decide to take her brother's red 1966 Mustang on weekend joyride in hopes of appearing cool and impressing her high school crush.
With a title like it has you might think you know exactly what you're getting into, but I was surprised at what I ended up seeing. Far from a simple spoof, it actually takes (somewhat) seriously the issues of terrorism and foreign occupation. What sets it apart, though, is that it does this while maintaining a level of near-pure goofiness. A movie that has a prominent role for the Iron Sheik isn't taking itself too seriously, and with this movie I think the silliness is it's biggest strength.
Corey Feldman rules in this one. It's a great role and he steals the show in my opinion. From beginning to end he chews up the screen, and the movie is worth watching for his performance alone.
The movie has its issues. Some side stories detract from the main plot and a few gags fall flat. But to me the unique tone, consistent laughs, and Feldman's performance make this one a lot of fun. Recommended.
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