Super Hybrid is one of those bad-luck movies that have a poor rating on IMDb although the movies are really great. When I first watched Super Hybrid, which inspired me to write the previous post (if you haven’t already, please read that first), I had an idea that it was a low-budget film. If this was done by a renowned director, no wonder the movie would have been a little greater and it would get more rating.
This is the reason you must not always depend on IMDb ratings.
If you are a fan of great stories (as opposed to only visual action scenes), I’m sure you will like Super Hybrid. The movie was released last year and it comes with a different concept. Honestly speaking, I have watched movies that are thousand times better than this, yet I didn’t write a review on my blog. This one made me write a review, why?
Well, the answer is it made me think something. First, let me tell you the plot. I’ll just copy it from IMDb.
“Late one night, a mysterious car is brought into the Chicago police impound garage after a deadly traffic accident. The on-call mechanics soon discover the car has a mind of its own. With hundreds of horsepower and two tons of reinforced steel at its command, it’s a seemingly unstoppable killing machine capable of outrunning — and outwitting — humans.”
In other words, it’s a modern monster.
So, the thing that got me thinking here is the screenplay. I’m a big fan of horror films and I’ve seen how camera rolls when characters are inside a mysterious house or running off a forest. The environment there makes you feel (and remember for being afraid later, remember? We learn to fear) the danger of being there alone.
Just like that, Super Hybrid has scenes where characters walk around the garage where lots of cars are parked. At that very moment, you’ll feel that you are afraid of the car. In real world, we have never learned to fear a car as cars haven’t been haunted so far (at least I haven’t heard yet). But this movie tells you a tale where a car can be a monster itself. And during the movie, you totally feel that. You learn to fear, and by the screenplay of the movie, you fear the car.
Although this fear doesn’t exist afterwards, it still matters. That’s what made me think that we fear because we knew what to fear. If we didn’t know something can be haunted, we would have never feared that thing no matter how ghostly that is (a haunted mansion, maybe?).
I’ll give this movie a 3/5 while IMDb gives it 3/10. That’s an underrate. Take some time of your leisure and watch it by yourself. Then you can decide if the movie is really that bad.