August 12, 2014
An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.
What a blast. Shades of many other movies, from Smoky and the Bandit, to Mad Max, to Speed. In other words it's far from original, but fun to watch. This is what pure adrenalin movie watching is all about. I'm not saything that this is great cinema, but an enjoyable watch. As the silly story goes, Jack Crews, recently released from prison, is hired to run a truckload of stuff from Georgia to Jersey. Of course everyone wants this truck, FBI, ATF, other baddies....
And that is where the fun begins.
Once the action starts, it is non-stop and intense, car wrecks and smashes galore. Very reminiscient of those old Mad Max films with their spectacular crashes.
Kevin Sorbo (TV's Hercules, Kull the Conquerer) was originally set to star, but he got injured and was forced to pull out, to be replaced by the capable Swayze. Definitely worth a look see for you action fans.
Mildly entertaining truck driver action flick. Mild recommendation to see.
Posted by Christopher Beaumont at 8/12/2014 09:51:00 PM
Chris has been an avid movie watcher for decades, getting into the writing game in 2004. Since that time he has contributed to a number online publications as well as running CriticalOutcast.com. In addition to movies, Chris is a big fan of music, particularly metal, and will never give up hope on his beloved Mets.