Super Hybrid [Blu-Ray] Eric Valette

Super Hybrid [Blu-Ray] Eric Valette
When you're watching a horror film about a killer car directed by the man responsible for the atrocious One Missed Call remake, all one should expect is a laughable, cheesy fun. Regrettably, Valette fails to deliver what's expected and instead tries to convey a serious tone in a movie about an alien squid that can shape shift into unimpressive models of cars. The premise is simple enough: a group of mechanics are trapped in an underground garage with a man-eating hybrid car after their sexist, arrogant boss (Oded Fehr) locks them in. Together, they must fight to stay alive overnight and find a way to destroy this "killer" machine. Incomprehensible dialogue, glycerine tears and the worst CGI since Deep Rising ensue. Unlike recent creature features like Sharktopus or DinoShark, (both of which are previewed in the trailers for the Blu-Ray), Super Hybrid's hilarious concept isn't as comical as its execution, as Valette's intention was to bring genuine scares and excitement into the mix. Unfortunately, Super Hybrid fails to either scare or excite in this mess of a horror film and the only scary elements involve the dialogue plagiarized from Predator, the awkward special effects and Oded Fehr's tight denim jeans. Super Hybrid proves to be another unsurprising casualty in the killer car sub-genre, yet at the same time, it will make viewers appreciate Maximum Overdrive in a way they never thought possible. The only bonus feature on the Blu-Ray is an overstuffed behind-the-scene feature that shows the many challenges and hard work put in from the cast and crew. The only fun fact about this bonus feature is that over a hundred cars were destroyed in the creation of this desultory effort. And we wonder why world hunger will never be eradicated. (Anchor Bay)