Wrecker DVD Review
What a wreck.
In “Wrecker,” the story focuses on two young women (Emily and Lesley) who are on the road to Palm Springs for a party. After opting to travel down a road called Devil’s Pass, things quickly go downhill for the two as an unknown tow truck driver begins to follow and harass them. That’s about all that happens.
If the plot sounds familiar that is because “Wrecker” is utterly derivative of far superior films such as “Duel” and “Joy Ride.” This low budget “thriller” doesn’t have a single original bone in its body nor is it remotely suspenseful. You can see everything coming a mile away as the sort of cat and mouse game unfolds.
The film’s biggest offense, however, is that at 83 minutes it is crammed with filler. Instead of engaging the audience with dialogue and characterization, the film is more concerned with endless silent shots of cars driving (no, I’m not exaggerating here). As you can imagine, “Wrecker” becomes quite a chore. You’ll be yearning for the credits to roll by the half hour mark.
Presentation: Widescreen. How does it look? The cinematography is surprisingly solid for a low budget feature. Truthfully, it’s one of the film’s few good qualities.
Audio Track: Dolby Digital 5.1. How does it sound? OK at best. The audio of the phone conversations is pretty dreadful though.
The only extras are XLRator Media trailers and a “Wrecker” trailer.
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