The Car: Road to Revenge

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The Car: Road to Revenge is a 2019 direct-to-video movie and a sequel to the 1977 cult classic "The Car".

The unrated DVD was released on January 8th, 2019, over a year ago.


The Car: Road to Revenge
Genre: Horror
Starring: Nina Bergman
Kathleen Munroe
Grant Bowler
Ronny Cox
Jarnie Bamber
Micah Balfour
Bert Grinstead
Martin Hancock
Release Date: January 8th, 2019
Runtime: 89 minutes
Country: United States


Plot (SPOILERS)

A district attorney is given a brand-new car (a modified Chrysler 300 SRT8) to drive around in, but the district attorney is later killed by criminals in a dilapidated cyberpunk city. The attorney is murdered and tossed onto his brand-new car. The district attorney and the car then merge as one single being, and the car looks to get sworn revenge on the criminals who killed him. The car rams into a glass wall to end one of the killers lives, and then vanished. Later, the car then meets a woman being chased by a blood-hungry psychopath (one of the attorney's killers), and then chases the criminal onto a old bridge. The car knocks the killer's car off of the bridge, then drives down to kill them. The car then vanishes again. The woman being chased earlier is now being chased by a flamethrower woman named Ash (played by Nina Bergman), and then the woman returns the favor by making her catch on fire. The car then drives up, kills Ash, and then reveals there is no one driving. The car then is chased by criminals at a later time in the movie, and the woman is put under arrest. The car then runs over the cops, and performs a barrel roll, killing two criminals. The car then follows the woman now driving a police car, but it turned out to be a trap, as the car is destroyed. Later, the mechanic (played by Ronny Cox), repairs the car and adds the grill from the original modified Lincoln Continental Mark 3, and then is killed by the car. The car goes on a rampage and knocks people down before stopping at a strip club. The car then proceeds to barge through the doors, and knock people down in the strip club. The woman then taunts the car and makes the car fall into a trap filled with explosives. The car manages to survive and kidnaps the woman. The car tries to kill the woman by driving off the edge of a cliff, but is stopped by the woman. She pushes the car into the ocean, and walks away. The car then is seen with its headlights on underwater. The movie then ends.

Why It Sucks

  1. It is inferior to the original.
  2. The plot makes no sense.
  3. It feels like a rip-off to the far superior Blade Runner.
  4. The car is rarely ever seen during the movie.
  5. The original 1977 movie is PG, while this one is Unrated.
  6. The movie is very misleading.
  7. The director (G.J. Etchternkamp) is the same director of the terrible Death Race movies.
  8. The movie feels like an episode of The Crow.
  9. It is an awful mash-up of COBRA and CHRISTINE.
  10. The movie has terrible CGI.


Good Qualities

  1. The original car grill from the 1977 movie makes a cameo.
  2. Ronny Cox, an actor in the original 1977 film, makes a brief cameo as the mechanic.
  3. There is a good amount of gore.
  4. It has received decent ratings on some websites.


Reception

  1. The movie has a 30% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
  2. The movie has a 4/10 on IMDB.
  3. The movie has a 3.2/5 rating on the Microsoft Store.
  4. Vudu has given it a 2.7 rating.
  5. It has received a 3.5/5 rating on Amazon Prime Video.

Trivia

  • Back in the late 70s to early 80s, there was a supposed "The Car" sequel in development, which was titled "The Car vs. Godzilla".
  • The sequel was made 42 years after the original film.
  • Some people received copies of "The Car: Road to Revenge" before it was supposed to come out.