Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Drive Thru (2007)
Directed By: Brendan Cowles and Shane Kuhn
Hello straight to DVD horror!! Today we get served up, Drive Thru! A movie that as you might guess, ties into fast food and thus allows some very awkward one-liners from time to time. But if puns are what we are using, Ill see if I can't toss in a few...Ok, I lied..I won't. But, I'll say this, Drive Thru could have been a really good slasher, but it adds in too much and it becomes a pretty big mess in my humble opinion. If you want to stop reading this review now, I'd understand. If you're still here, lord have mercy on you..
So a demonic clown named Horny The Clown with both supernatural and fast food ties is killing off a load of dumb kids. The kids he is killing are all from Orange County and they are also republican, so you might not care much for them when they die. The film uses more supernatural elements than slasher elements as it progresses and we learn just why "Horny" is soo pissed off! Personally, I'd have liked a little less Freddy and a little more Jason with this thing.
I will gladly admit the movie kicks off pretty well with a car load of wiggers (for lack of a better term) running into Horny The Clown at the local Hell Burger, a fast food place where the clown has ties. It however seems to take a giant nose dive slowly but surely after that opening, because we get left with a slasher that turns into a supernatural slasher and introduces us to some of the worst characters I've seen! I mean these kids are all horrible. I don't like their acting and I don't like their characters in the movie, so it really brings this bad boy down.
Also, the gore at times isn't bad but the CGI is pretty horrible most the time. I think when it all comes down to it the only real thing to see here is Horny The Clown spitting one-liners while he slashes his way through these assholes here. And it really bums me out because I wanted to like this movie. And I did like it as it started, but it just got worse and worse until finally I just didn't care. The plot gets lame, the kills get lame, and even the characters besides the kids (like the dumb cops) are just horrible. Not funny, just horrible. I think had this movie be a straight up slasher it would have been ten times better.
When the film wraps, there's a good chance you'll be happy to see it end and not happy with how it ends. And it ends the way you probably assume it does. They tried to be different, but it just didn't work overall. Had you had a Clown from Hell Burger slashing away for an hour and a half you'd have something. But you get a dumb plot with a dumb supernatural element. And while Horny the Clown can be fun at times, the damn clown just can't pull this one together. So I'm going to say skip this one.
It could have been worth your time, but it isn't. I think you will be like me and enjoy this thing for around 5 to 10 minutes before it just goes off the page and you stop giving a damn what happens on the screen. And there looks like there may be a sequel some day, I hope it's a whole hell of a lot better than this mess.
The Rating (4.5/10)