Tail lights may fade, memories of awful movies don't
, 05 Feb 2006
Without spoiling the plot, this was the tale of four young friends who engage in a classic car road race across Canada. There is actually an ulterior motive for the race, which will be revealed if you make the mistake of renting this poorly written, shambolically edited, blandly shot, shoddily acted car crash of a film. I appreciate it was shot on a bit of a budget, but even so, there are crimes to film making here that simply can't be excused. We have four lead characters, all of whom are completely unlikeable, an unengaging script with absolutely nothing of interest to say and as for those of you planning on renting the film to drool over shots of your favourite classic cars racing up and down the highway, I've got news for you - all the driving scenes are conveniently shot at times of the day when there are absolutely no other vehicles on the road and the 'action' doesn't get any more intense than profile shots of the actors trading lame insults at the dashboard. Unbelievably, I have actually read positive comments about this film elsewhere on the internet - I can only assume these are from Kevin Smith fanboys who'd heap praise on the man even if he spat on the pavement and called it a 'movie'. I'm actually a big fan of Kevin Smith's films myself, but let me make this absoluteley clear to anyone else who may be interested in watching this because Smith was involved - Kevin Smith was only attached to this project as an 'Executive Producer' - in English, that means the film was so poor that the production house felt that they had to attach a big(ish) name just to make it half marketable. The only reason I've even given this film one star is because there isn't an option for zero. Honestly, Tail Lights Fade is quite possibly the worst film I have ever seen.
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