Netflix Mining – The Wraith

Posted in life after cable by - March 02, 2012
Netflix Mining – The Wraith

This movie is full-on amazeballs.

Nothing about it makes sense. Nothing. That has to be some sort of meta-accomplishment.

Here’s the IMDB synopsis:

“Packard Walsh and his motorized gang control and terrorize an Arizona desert town where they force drivers to drag-race so they can ‘win’ their vehicles. After Walsh beats the decent teenager Jamie Hankins to death after finding him with his girlfriend, a mysterious power creates Jake Kesey, an extremely cool motor-biker who has a car which is invincible. Jake befriends Jamie’s girlfriend Keri Johnson, takes Jamie’s sweet brother Bill under his wing and manages what Sheriff Loomis couldn’t; eliminate Packard’s criminal gang the hard way… ”

Dot dot dot indeed. I cannot improve much on that.

It’s got all the things you want from a streaming movie. Charlie Sheen on a dirt-bike. A magic car that commits revenge murders. A banging 1986 soundtrack with Ozzy AND Bonnie Tyler. Backwoods sheriff played by a clearly intoxicated Randy Quaid. Clint Howard’s bravura turn as ‘Rughead’. Recreational consumption of brake fluid.

It’s stupid, misguided and poorly executed, and you will not be able to resist its charms. I just know it.

This post was written by MisterDee

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