Thursday, December 12, 2013
I remember seeing this film as a teenager when it came out and enjoying it, but watching it now it doesn't hold up very well. There's very little action and I never once got a feeling that Watty or Starlene were ever in much trouble. The whole movie Starlene's just giggling away. You would think they were on a road trip to a petting zoo not on the run for their lives.
Average pace, dated everything, Peter Fonda in a small role, Rene Zellweger actually looking attractive, a nod to PINK FLAMINGOS, nice looking old cars, $279 VCR's, nice Texas scenery, a skull tattoo, Jeffery Combs as a mobster bill collector, fork to neck stabbing, a young Gil Bellows and a soundtrack featuring stuff like The Jesus and Mary Chain, Mazzy Star, The Reverend Horton Heat and Johnny Cash.
For a low-budget movie you could definitely do worse, but I wouldn't go out of my way to watch it.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Zero excitement, zero gore, zero nudity, slow as molasses pace that had me yawning nonstop. Can you imagine the anger and disappointment this turd must have created when it came out on video back in the day and some poor teenager went through all kinds of hoops to secretly watch it only to be rewarded with 84 minutes of talking?!
Skip it. There is absolutely no reason that this movie should come within 500 yards of your TV.
Friday, December 6, 2013
I would love to know more about the development of this story, not physical making of the movie, just the writing of the story itself cause there's nothing to it! The entire film is Eastwood/Locke traveling from place to place getting shot at by people who can't hit shit! There were times (the helicopter scene) when the bad guy had a clear (and I mean fucking clear) shot and totally missed it. There was a reasonable amount of action, but since the bad guys were so inept I never once thought that Eastwood was in any real danger.
Topless Sondra Locke, ridiculous amount of bullets fired, average pace, mildly boring action scenes, good supporting cast: Bill McKinney, Roy Jensen, Pat Hingle, William Prince. The whole thing just felt like a waste of time. Skip it.