Even without having ever read the comic, I somehow feel that I can assure any fan that this is the best adaptation they will ever hope to see. The action is great, the conceit is superb, and it doesn't try to put on airs or be something it isn't. It's just a great action film, with some great characters.
Removed a star because, let's face it, that helmet is just a tad to big for Urban's head. That or his…
If you're wondering what this movie is trying to achieve, think "zombie movie, but without the zombies." Despite a slow buildup, after the first 30 minutes, Carpenter grabs you and nails you to the seat! It also features what is perhaps one of the strongest female characters in action film history. A joy to watch.
Every once in a while, I choose a film to watch on a whim, expecting it to be a goof or a good chuckle. This is definitely one of those times where I was wrong, but in a good way.
Truck Turner is widely considered a "blaxploitation" standard, but I found that when you look past the over-the-top pimp outfits, it's actually a lot more. First, it's a decent action film, with some great fights, car-chases, and shootouts. Second, it's…