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First, it humorous and not because it's cheesy, but because it is funny! The dialgoue between characters, the situations they are put in and the reactions some have to the machines taking over; are all reasons to watch this movie.
The acting might not be the best, but by no means, is it bad. Emilio Estevez is our main character, and does a fine job as Bubba, an ex-convict, short-order diner cook. His boss(who's name I can't remember), plays your typical Texan in charge of his business, who amazingly has a secret stash of bazookas and guns below the diner(perfect for antagonizing the trucks outside). I also love the newlyweds in this movie. I believe their names are Curtis and Connie and they are a ball of laughs.
Honestly folks, this movie is very entertaining and suitable for younger kids to watch. There really aren't many scares(I was never afraid to watch this movie as a child), but there is mild gore and a few thrilling moments.
Great job Mr. King!!!
Written and directed by Stephen King on a very modest special effects budget, the story shifts between idyllic small-town and redneck truck stop somewhere in North Carolina. A UFO has somehow gained control over most machines (insert "Metropolis" here) which proceed to slaughter a considerable number of people.
Neither the film nor King's original story seem to have anything profound to say about aliens, humans, or machines. That is probably for the best as deep philosophy would only get in the way of the entertainment value of this thing.
Like the farm house in "Night of the Living Dead", those who remain alive take refuge in a nearby truck stop. Pat Hingle gives an over-the-top performance as the greedy owner who just happens to have a small arsenal of weapons concealed on the premises. Yeardley Smith as a stressed-out newlywed provides additional comic relief. Emilio Estavez and Laura Harrington provide the story's romantic element. Music is by King's favorite band AC/DC. Although everything from lawnmowers to blow dryers get into the act, most of the focus is on the eighteen-wheelers which besiege the truck stop around the clock.
Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Classically campy with a soundtrack from AC/DC. I don't know that this would have been scary when it was released, but it certainly isn't now. Read morePublished 1 month ago by W'raa
:) my favorite stephen king story, But funny he did not do this movie, he did trucks which was not a good moviePublished 1 month ago by Kendria Phillips
Classic 80s horror flik! Seemingly haunted vehicles come to life and terrorize human beings. What's not to like? Just enough cheese to make it enjoyable and a classic.Published 1 month ago by Tracey E. Mills
I got this for my son and I and we watch it all the time please get probably not going to be around longPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Who doesn't remember this really cool movie? Great soundtrack and a must have...Published 5 months ago by Cloud Dancer2
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