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If you’re a fan of King’s work, watch it. Anyone else might be disappointed.
MickGarris, director of Riding The Bullet, is no stranger to adapting the work of Stephen King for the screen, having previously tackled TV versions of Quicksilver Highway, The Stand, and The Shining, and the big screen adaptation of Sleepwalkers. Of all the directors that have turned King’s blockbuster books into movies, Garris seems to be the one of those best able to capture King’s literary style on film. This is great news for fans of King’s work, but not so great for me; I’ve always struggled with his books, finding them something of a chore to work through. Naturally, this is also how I felt about Garris’s adaptation of Riding The Bullet.
Troubled teen Alan Parker (Jonathan Jackson) is hitch-hiking to see his mother in hospital. On the way, he encounters many strange people and before his journey is through, he is forced to confront his demons and make some life-changing decisions.
I must stress that this is not a horror film; there are spooky moments, but these are not necessarily supernatural, and are more likely the result of the lead character’s fertile imagination. To me, the film was more about not wasting the gift of life, dealing with guilt, and the importance of making good choices.
Garris attempts some particularly strange visual gimmickry during the telling of this tale, but I personally found his quirky directorial style to be annoying, and a truly awful performance from David Arquette certainly didn’t help matters; only one or two genuinely creepy moments manage to stop this from being a complete waste of time. It is ironic that, for a film about ‘making good choices’, the makers of this movie sure seem to have made some bad ones.
Well acted twist on the typical King formula
I’ve read plenty of mixed reviews on this one, and tonight I finally got around to watching it myself. Definitely a very strange movie, but certainly not in a bad way. Maybe it’s just me, but Jonathan Jackson reminded me of a younger Johnny Depp, which is by no means an insult. This is the only film I’ve seen him in, but if this film is any indication of his other work, I must say he’s a pretty fine actor. To be honest, the whole cast did a great job in my opinion. The plot was typical King fare, though it did have it’s little tweaks to the formula which I enjoyed. Some scenes seemed to drag on forever, but overall this was a fairy fast-paced film. I think it would have fit in very well in another Creepshow sequel if it was a tad shorter, seemed the kid of story that would fit. The message was good, and I really like the ending. Easily one of the best horror films of the last few years.
EDIT – It’s been the better part of a year since I wrote this review, and today I just happened to re-read it. Though I obviously really enjoyed the movie when I watched it, it really has no staying power. I mentioned how “I really like the ending”, but today I couldn’t tell you how it ended if I wanted to. This was an enjoyable fim (I guess), but it really wasn’t very memorable.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min), 1 hr 38 min (98 min) (USA), 1 hr 38 min (98 min) (Argentina)
Genre Horror, Thriller
Director Mick Garris
Writer Mick Garris (screenplay), Stephen King (novel)
Actors Jonathan Jackson, David Arquette, Cliff Robertson, Barbara Hershey
Country USA, Germany, Canada
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Motion Picture Corporation of America, ApolloMedia
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Canon 814, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Panaflex Gold II
Laboratory DeLuxe, Toronto, Canada
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm