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Midnight Ride

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Mark Hamill kidnaps a lady so that he can have his doctor zap her brains but first he must give slip to the husband, one Michael Dudikoff. It's a thriller/action/slasher movie where Hamill shows he's nuts, Dudikoff gives us his "whoa-face", we learn who Tommy Wiseau's mother is and Robert Mitchum is on set for about 2 hours!

This movie is pretty ridiculous. It never stops moving with absurdity. From Dudikoff getting strapped to the hood of a car in an elaborate death method to the explosion of a family in a station wagon to endless fog to the bad "Xtreme Sports" music choice. It's bat shit. 

The film has absolutely no clue what the heck it is. It's a slasher with no blood. It's an car chase movie with little car chasing. It's a thriller with non-diagetic music that fits a 90's Nerf commercial. What it is though is hot. It's fast-paced, laugh a second, splosions all over the place and never-ending ludicrousness. It's awesome.

The acting is perfectly terrible. Dudikoff is Dudikoff from every other movie he's in ever so that's great. If you are familiar with Dudikoff's acting then you'll have no surprises (or disappointments) there. Hamill does the crazy guy thing which he does well with but playing a crazy person in a film is not really that hard so he really can't be crowned for his performance. His Will Tasker (Slipstream) is a much better performance, but this one is serviceable. However, the movie's shining star of laughable acting is Savina Gersak (Dudikoff's kidnapped wife). She channel's Tommy Wiseau or may in fact be his mother. She is supposed to be Russian (we think) but you really can't tell where her accent is from. It's a mix of Mexican, French and Vampire. She's absolutely flat throughout the entire movie and it's great!

We'd be remiss if we didn't mention the end fight scene. It's amazingly stupid. Dudikoff and Hamill chase each other around a hospital while occasionally punching each other, then end up in the basement where weapons abound...weapons that make no sense. There's a room that's on fire...in a hospital...It's seriously crazy and puts the movie over the top of awesome.

We all really liked Midnight Ride. It's a great time and should not be missed by fans of Hamill, Dudikoff, Oldsmobiles, and banana business. Great time.

Individual Ratings:

Over the top action:3-star
Cheesy effects:2-star
Horrendous acting:4-star
Laugh-out-loud-ability:4-star
Ridiculous stunts:3-star
Gratuitous nudity:0-star
Memorable one-liners:3-star

Overall Ratings:

Good Movie Quality: 4-star
Bad Movie Quality:7-star

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