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Hell Ride


There are a lot of bad movies out there. I'm willing to bet that there are some studio executives that look at a screenplay and say, "This movie is complete shit. See if Tim Allen is available". What a lot of people don't realize is that there are "good" bad movies and "bad" bad movies.

"Good" bad movies: Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, BASEketball, Dude, Where's My Car?, Grindhouse (Planet Terror and Death Proof), Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008), Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Weekend at Bernie's

"Bad" bad movies: Epic Movie, Cool as Ice, Son of the Mask, The Hottie and the Nottie, It's Pat, and Hell Ride.

Hell Ride is the definition of style over substance. Writer/director/star Larry Bishop, wanted this movie to be cool so badly, that he made it inherently uncool. The movie is more of a display of Bishop's lusts and desires then a coherent story. In one scene, the main character, Pistorello, is trying to get information from an insanely gorgeous woman. All this ridiculously beautiful woman wants is for him to fuck her and proceeds to tell him to do so for about 5 minutes straight. There are three other scenes in the movie: a road scene during which people get shot, a flashback of a woman getting her throat slashed and then being set on fire, and a psychedelic peyote scene. The first two of those scenes are repeated over and over again with testosterone driven transition segments (and nothing says testosterone like cursing, tits, fighting and beer.)

Quentin Tarantino produced this schlock, and while that was the extent of his involvement, it seems as if Quentin wrote and directed it as an homage to 90's Tarantino movies.

Alternatives to Hell Ride: Grindhouse (Planet Terror), Pulp Fiction, and Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2

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