Maximum Overdrive

Movie Review: Maximum Overdrive

Stephen King stands as one of the most acclaimed authors of all time.  As an American literary icon, many of his books have been adapted for both the big and small screens over the last thirty years, several of which quickly established themselves as instant classics (Misery, The Shining, Stand By Me) and some that missed the mark entirely (Dreamcatcher, The Mist, Secret Window).  Mr. King has never experienced much difficulty scoring sought-after directors to helm the film versions of his novels, but after spending over a decade witnessing some of his greatest stories being brought to life by such artistic minds as Brian De Palma, John Carpenter and Stanley Kubrick, the anxious writer eagerly embraced the director's chair for the first (and subsequently last) time ever in his career to bring us the infamous 1986 action-horror debacle Maximum Overdrive, a clumsily-made mess that accomplished little other than revitalizing the career of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers AC/DC...