Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hell Ride 2008

Hell Ride is a little Quentin Tarantino presents gem that I somehow, until this weekend, had not seen. And I am glad I did. Hell Ride is a true modern Grindhouse film. It isn't one of those ones styled to be like the 70s exploitation films, it just simply is one of those, just made now.

Starring and directed by Larry Bishop, who has done many exploitation films in the past, Hell Ride is a biker epic full of violence, back stabbing, and nudity! And shockingly enough, even though these are supposed to be biker women, they all had good bodies.

The plot isn't too complex, but has some nice twists and turns. Two rival gangs of bikers battle over a hidden treasure and a murdered Native American drug dealer. But in films like these, it's the writing and dialog that carry them, not the plot per-say. Some of the best movies of all time have simple plots. People switch sides, they die, they look at naked girls, it was great.

My only real complaint about the film is the bad guy's hangout looks like it was filled up with Suicide Girls for extras. Doesn't really affect the movie at all, but geez I hate them suicide girls. And there is enough nice looking girls to make up for it. Looking past that, I enjoyed the movie alot. It definitely has that early Tarantino feel to it.

Hell Ride also stars Michael Madsen, Dennis Hopper, and Vinnie Jones.

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