group of tourists go to the area of an
infamous Area 51 zone which is renowned
for it's UFO sightings and realise that
some trucks are stopping in the middle of
the road as well as driving on their own
too which is the possibility caused by a
toxic spill in the city and starts to
kill the residents in their small town as
the survivors reside in a small truck
stop diner which the vehicles all circle
around and try to find a way on killing
They all have to work together by finding
a way to destroy these vehicles or a
solution to escape from them but one by
one they are taking their chances of
survival with all that they try to do and
very difficult to outsmart these trucks.
There's many great
camera shots with the trucks on the
roadway as well as trying to attack
We especially have a great shot on
a supporting character named Jack taking pictures with a truck
speeding up towards him and then everyone
goes in a panick craze with terrific
shots on the truck smashing through a car
and speeding away.
We also spot a nice camera shot on a
truck smashing into a transformer and the
truck exploding into black smoke.
There's many good shots on the trucks
circling around a diner with some of the
supporting cast trying to escape from the
vehicles and running inside the diner for
We have some good lusftul moments between the characters June and Brad in their room while the
terrors with the trucks are goin on
We have a good comedic moment with someone being
attacked by a toy truck along with his
angry reactions and good terrifying
moments on him being hurt and a great
shot on the truck constantly plowing him
in the head when he's on the ground.
There's a good moment with both Trucker Pete and Trucker Bob acting
aggressive towards some of the other people
at the diner ready to brawl which looked
There's a good shot with both Logan and Abby in an underpass and
a truck dumping dirt to try and block
them with a nice screaming reaction by Abby which almost makes you jump.
A nice moment with Ray running in the middle of the area outside
and vehicles about to charge at him and
A nice shot on Brad being
attacked by a vehicle in a garage while
struggling to open the garage door and
later on with the vehicle speeding away.
We also have a great devastating reaction
by June totally losing it and
crying hysterically with the other
supporting cast trying to hold her and
take her to another part of the diner. This was a nice touch.
A good shot on Abby at a
phone booth and a truck heading towards
her with a good shot on her screaming and
then another great blocking scene that
involves Jack pushing her out
of the way and then a good close up shot
of him looking startled as well as the
vehicle charging in.
A nice distance shot on June acting like a basket case trying to walk
away from the diner with the rest of them
screaming at her to tell her to watch out
with a truck charging towards her.
A good aggressive reaction on Trucker Bob after realising his truck is coming to
life and speeding away along with him
trying to get his truck by running
Bottom line is that this sort of
remake on Maximum Overdrive
is more loosely based on Stephen
King's novel which shows alot of
class but most of the story is very
Made on a low budget and a cable TV show
proves it a worthy horror / sci fi flick
at the same time along with some cheesy
effects and good scenery too with some
black smoke in the air during a truck
accident and explosion too.
The film however looks a little more
dated than in Maximum Overdrive
which seems a little strange but of
course this one didn't have as much big
name actors like in the original flick.
Still the story is very watchable and
everyone does their best too.
It's very psychological too being trapped
and nowhere to go like in Cujo
with the mother and son trapped in their
car from a dog with rabies in which
Stephen King shows his versatity to
writing similar topics with each novel
from teenage bullies like in Carrie
or Christine to being
cornered or it's your life like in Cujo
and this flick.
The acting is not
too bad as lead actor Timothy
Busfield (Ray) shows some good
characteristics with his nervous emotions
along with his aggressions too.
Brenda Bakke (Hope) however didn't do too
much for me which she seemed to perform a
little too wooden as the lead actress.
Aiden Devine (Trucker Bob) played the perfect
temperamental redneck truck driver at the
diner and does well with his violent
aggressions too. He was a believeable
obnoxious asshole pardon my language.
Jay Brazeau (Jack) is fair bringing on the
humor with his character as an old hippie
tourist which I found him to be the
typical clown of the bunch.
Brendan Fletcher (Logan) brought his
charming part to life as a teenage kid
who's curious about stuff and brough alot
of characteristics to life with what he
played in the film.
Amy Stewart (Abby) was quite good at
another typical teenager going through a
phase of rebellion and showing a bit of a
bratty attitude to her part long with
nice terrified emotions. She stood out
quite well I must say.
Sharon Bajer (June) was quite a ham in her
role playing one of those stuck up
newlyweds acting full of life too and
then changing into a basket case showing
her versatality especially when she is totally losing it and
crying hysterically in one scene.
There's gobs of
gore and blood on a toy truck plowing at
a sherrif's head.
Two drivers are whacked by an axe
Richard Plowman shows some cheesy
synthesizer playing composing classical
sounding music along with the good thumps
and drum beats too.
There's great smooth and powerful
classical music at the same time during
the ending credits of the film which
sounds just perfect.