What a fascinating, endlessly surprising ride of a movie. Not necessarily in the sense that it is filled with shocking twists, but rather the tone, and vibes of the movie continuously shocked me. As soon as I heard the premise I was excited to watch it, but I still didn’t know quite what to expect.
Both Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton are incredible as always. It’s funny, but not as laugh out loud funny as I had hoped. However, it’s so unique, whacky, and fun, that I always felt myself smiling. It occasionally has the vibe of something like Escape From New York, but it feels quite a bit more grounded.
It’s an awesome score, a ferociously awesome b-plot about a car driving around with some kind of nuclear/alien shit in the trunk, and it’s ultimately just a wild experience, emphasized by it’s equally trippy, and fantastical ending.