This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Watching this with the Drive-In Mob was an interesting experience, as all previous viewings were solo or with dumbstruck roommates that had never heard of this one. The Cars That Ate Paris is Peter Weir's first, oddity of a film, a tale of a man who is stranded in a bizarre, isolated community in the Outback after a car crash that kills his brother. The secret of the town is that it lives off causing car crashes-something I suspect is…
Caught the second half or so of this on Svenghoulie and, while it's definitely lacking in real menace-the vampires move VERY slow and the focus is never as much on them as it needs to be-and needed a better last act it's still an enjoyable enough Hammer film for fans of the studio. The opening sequence is killer, though, and tough to beat!
Just my second time watching this, this time on the big screen (though it was "digital" not a print, so not as good as it should have been). The Peckinpah action scenes are amazing in that setting, and the score by Quincy Jones is quite good, and a little out of the ordinary for both the director and genre. A great cast of character actors is backing McQueen and McGraw, but it's McGraw (and her poorly written character-I blame Walter…
Very well made, fun piece of sci-fi with just enough of a message about class to make it qualify as actual sci-fi rather than just an action movie set in the future. The eclectic cast (all on the money) ads to the charm and helps smooth over some occasionally dodgy effects. Wish more "blockbuster spectaculars" had this much personality and effort behind them. Chris Evans continues to show that he really needs to be in more good roles than just playing Captain America.