The mechanics at a local police impound garage are used to seeing some interesting cars. When a mysterious car with a gurgling sound under the hood shows up they know it is something special. What they don’t realize is that they might have to die to know how special.
Alden Adair (Hector), Shannon Beckner (Tilda), Adrien Dorval (Gordy), Oded Fehr (Ray), Ryan Kennedy (Bobby), Melanie Papalia (Maria), John Reardon (David), Josh Strait (Al).
Super Hybrid starts off looking somewhat interesting as a strange car starts wreaking havoc on the city streets of Chicago. After the car ends up in the police impound garage things take a strange turn when the mechanics and the car are locked in. Before long the car and the mechanics are at war but what looks like a poor copy of Christine ends up looking a lot more like Alien before things are finished.
Acting was weak in this one. Beckner put forth some good effort and didn’t do half bad but it wasn’t enough to keep this one really good. Fehr was a jerk as usual, and did a nice job being a jerk, as usual. The remainder of the supporting cast was okay.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were pretty good and supported the film well. Physical effects and stunt work were nicely done throughout. Despite the film not being all about cars it was much of the focus and well done in that respect. CGI however was ridiculous and the film actually might have been better without it entirely. Dialogue was tepid, as was the soundtrack, while sound was fairly well done.
Overall Super Hybrid is a mildly entertaining film if you enjoy angry cars. If you don’t but like aliens then you might enjoy the film as well. If you don’t like the two together you should probably pass on this one.
With some violence, gore, and dead bodies this should be fine for teens and above.
Super Hybrid is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 2 out of 5
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