Friday, 12 August 2011
Maximum Overdrive - dvd review
The resulting film was immediately crowned Greatest Film Ever Made. This story of rampaging trucks, toy cars, electric breadknives, lawnmowers and ice cream vans took over a billion dollars at the box office within the first weekend of its release, was nominated for twenty Academy Awards (and of course won all of them and another one for Best Film Ever), Emilio Estevez was made Grand Ruler of the Universe and the film became required viewing in all schools throughout the world.
King never directed again. There was no need. With this film of humanity taken to the brink by a lot of angry lorries, he had done the unthinkable: produced a work of art great enough to make God cry.
Maximum Overdrive. All other films are big girl's blouses. And the soundtrack rocks, too.