A badass car killing people for fun. This is what Christine is and that’s why I love her. Though the first part of the film was some overly close bromance between two friends (lovers?), once the carnage of Christine started, it became a very enjoyable movie. I thought it was filmed great; if they shot it now it would be awful CG. I wish I had seen this during my Duel phase because I would have loved it. Also, this film has definitely shed a light on all the times I’ve seen it parodied – not that you really need to see the film to get that it’s a car killing people. I was never really one to name cars but after seeing this I think I’m going to do it. My car’s name is now Belinda.
I set my DVR to record Christine because I thought it would be a cheesy 80s horror movie; it’s about a killer car for God’s sakes. Maybe because my expectations were pretty low to begin with, but in the end I found that Christine is . . . not bad?
It’s definitely weird. There’s no gore and the car doesn’t talk (as I was sort of expecting/hoping). But it really focuses on obsession, and how if someone (in this case, a nerdy kid) has nothing really to hold onto, they’ll latch on to whatever they can, even if it’s a haunted car.
Another thing that really caught my attention was the music. It wasn’t your average run-of-the-mill, synth-y 80s horror music. It was sort of cool. Really cool, actually. It sounded like something pulled from a John Maus record, which added to the whole feel that the movie wasn’t too lame and was surprisingly cool.
Note: After seeing Chris’ post, I thought I should add that my car’s name is Gloria.