Crash & Burn (RHI/Genius)
C+ Sound: C+ Extras: D Telefilm: C
the time he returned to do the third Resident
Evil film, RHI got the money together to hired Russell Mulcahy to direct
the race car/car stealing film Crash & Burn. They even hired Michael Madsen and David Groh
(Rhoda) in one of his last roles
before his passing. Erik Palladino is
the lead, but the project overall never picks up speed and despite some
potential, is cheesy, cheap and nearly lives up to its title in storytelling.
course, one of the big stars are the series of classic and superexotic cars
that parade along, but we already suffered through just that in the inept
remake of Gone In 60 Seconds, which
could afford more of them, so the makers should have had more of a script. Too bad, because this had a little potential.
anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is soft and likely a digital production,
with limited color and depth, while the Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is good, but
far from offering the sonic punch of a big racing film. There are no extras.
- Nicholas Sheffo