Posted on 9/20/10 06:18 PM
Warning: Spoilers may follow.
Christine is film constantly builds and builds throughout the entire length, creating great suspense. The characters are very well developed, too. They change slowly throughout, which ends up in their radical change.
In the beginning, we have a nerdy guy Arnie, who is constantly being pushed around without defending himself. One day while riding passenger seat with his friend, he notices an old, beat-up car (Christine) for sale whose previous owner died. Arnie instantly becomes enamored with it and blows his college savings on it. After returning home, his parents become angry at him, and the family becomes increasing torn apart from there.
He fixes the car up at a junk yard and becomes less attached with his friends and more attached to the car. He ends up getting a girlfriend, and the demon car gets jealous and tries to kill her. Finally, the car takes over his entire life and
kills anyone that gets in the way of Arnie and herself.
One reason this film is so great is because the audience sees Arnie change drastically as a result of his love obsession with his car. He goes from being a normal nerd to an angry, loner, tough guy who verbally abuses his family, friends, and the police.
This movie is a great combination of a psychological movie with a manhunt. The people that died were the people that tried to harm the relationship of Christine/ Arnie. The dramatic element, getting inside of Arnie, is what makes this movie so great.
Anyone and everyone should check this out.
Final rating - 4/5