'Movin' Too Fast'
(Marquita Terry, Layla Alexander, Matthew Glave, et al / DVD / NR / 2007 / MTI Home Ent.)
Overview: A road trip goes horribly wrong for two female students in this fast-paced thriller. A police car ends up pursuing them through the desert, and its driver is most definitely on the wrong side of the law. Fans of THE HITCHER (1985) should find much to enjoy here.
DVD Verdict: Sure there's nothing new unfolding here that hasn't been viewed in any ways, by many actors in the past, oh, 50 years, but director Eric Chambers has at least brought us a somewhat interesting, well put together (for the most part), and quite solid little flick for those rainy Sunday afternoons fast approaching.
The story in itself is basic enough: Two students, Nina (Alexander) and Melissa (Terry) are on a cross-country drive, when they get stopped for speeding. Melissa makes a pass at the cop, but it's an encounter that goes badly wrong, and she ends up beating him up with his own night-stick. When the duo get back on the road however, they find themselves being pursued by a police-car, which clearly has very bad intentions: with gas running low and - inevitably - no cellphone service to be found, can they survive?
And, even though this is an independant film there was obviously some nice amounts of cash given to it. Note the destruction of automobiles, and helicopter footage for clear evidence of what I speak!
And the dialogue .... come on now, contrived would be the word, but you knew that already! As usual the bad guy (person) remains entirely anonymous until we need/ beg for them to be revealed. And therein, the final showdown is obviously somewhat of a mirror image of Hollywood's latest 'Death Proof,' but which came first, I wonder?! Overall, this is well worth your time spent watching ... just don't expect too much and you'll be very happy. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.