BORING, BORING, BORING
SMC | los Angeles | 12/11/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Do yourself a favor and don't waste the few dollars it costs for this piece of crap. I am about as liberal as it comes to bad movies, as a matter of fact, I cherish bad movies as long as I'm not bored. Usually, the cheesier, the better. This one is boring, and doesn't have anything to do with any girl as far as I remember. It sucks, and the transfer is AWFUL!!!!!!!"
Doghouse King | Omaha, NE United States | 06/18/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Even wonderful B-Queen Lori Nelson (Day the World Ended, Revenge of the Creature) couldn't save this film. Even the price couldn't save it. Even an acquired nostalgia for a time I did not experience couldn't save it. Because there was nothing to save.There is not enough offbeat campiness or histrionic overacting to make it mindless fun like some other juvenile delinquent pictures of the 50's. The kids aren't even delinquents; they just enjoy drag racing at 20 mph on suspiciously wide roads in an unnamed California town. When they really want to be antisocial they listen to a jukebox and sip malts. I don't want trash, but there's no real peril or conflict that seems like any big deal to me. It brings to mind Blackboard Jungle (overall a good film, BTW), but with even less menace. It's just too dated in that regard.Anyway, a guy's brother is killed in one such race, and he swears off drag racing. Will he be able to resist the goading stranger clad in black leather? Will innocents be harmed by the wanton disregard of speed-crazed thrill kids? Will Chuck Connors relax his jaw muscles? No. Yes. No.Need I continue? I will, all the same. The bad guy eventually gets caught and punished for a tragically reckless act and blatant cover-up. You can rest easy now.Maybe this is what the 50's were really like. Pleasant enough, but nicey-nice to the point of comatose. If so, give me the souped-up brassy fictional Corman-ized view. Or Teenagers From Space. Or American Graffiti. Or Back To The Future. Heck, even Happy Days had the Fonz and a laff track."
50's cheese to a T
CG | Burlington, KY USA | 08/28/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Very surprised by this one, it was great. The scripting moved quickly from one cheesy scene and line to the next. Some pretty funny characters and dialogue. One of the best [amt.] dvd deals."