Ishpeming – 09/17/2011 – A new movie was released called Drive.
The star is a Driver, a Hollywood stunt driver, flipping cars and spinning wheels for formulaic Hollywood action pictures. But as he likes to say, “It’s only part time …
He also was the Driver of a few heists of pawn shops and the like.
Wow, was it ever poorly done. Bad acting, the plot, the transitions, the stars, even the music was done poorly. I heard someone say “And they think they have a real winner here”.
Now do you remember the good old car movies. Like Herbie, The Love Bug, or some of the racing films that Disney did, or even Le Mans or Grand Prix. The original, Gone In 60 seconds, from 1974, filmed a 40 minute car chase scene containing nearly 100 crash stunts. There was only one film from the ‘90s, Ronin, that made Hot Rod Magazine Top 40 Movies by their voters.
Click here for Hot Rod Mag’s Top 40
Wow….Drive had none of this. Just a couple of lame, lame actors, followed by three more lame actors. I couldn’t believe it. Sorry, we almost left 20 minutes in. Ryan O’ Neal’s 1974 film, The Driver, made # 33 on the above list. Thumbs down. Save your 7 bucks.