That was a massive mistake because Torque proved dumb enough to give viewers a concussion.
It opens with a poorly filmed race sequence which has shaky cinematography and no positive visual elements to boast about, and follows it with less and less elements worth watching until I finally decided to walk away from it.
While the shiny cars and the soundtrack will appeal to the MTV generation and the less intelligent of the young male crowd, anybody in their right mind would keep away from Torque.
The script in Torque is just pathetic. It is way too forced and packed to the limit with cliche dialogue which is pathetic. I mean the script just gets dumber and dumber and dumber as the story goes on and it murders the brain cells in the brain of whoever is ignorant enough to watch Torque, which in this case was unfortunately me.
And the action sequences were excessively bland and dull with no exhilaration whatsoever, and there wasn't enough of them to justify the 81 minute running time which was even too long for a film of this quality.
Torque was so goddamned boring and had no appealing merits except for the fact that Ice Cube's performance was so bad that it was hilarious. It was arguably the worst performance of his career, but he still did a better job than half of the other cast members.
Really, under the lack of directional skill from Joseph Kahn, Torque ultimately fell flat and defied the fact that it could have been a simple yet entertaining racing film, especially since the team being the production also created The Fast and the Furious films. It is no surprise that the only thing Joseph Kahn ever directed before Torque was music videos because he treats the film like one of them. But he forgets that he is working with a $40 million project, but the viewers will remember it as a bad film. Either that or they will more hopefully forget it, because Torque was just terribly boring, monotonously paced and lacking style of sufficient action or an original story.
Torque is close to one of the worst films I have ever seen, but its at least enjoyable due to the poor quality of Ice Cube's over-the-top stereotypical performance and because the screenplay is actually so terrible that it is laughable, to in a way Torque succeeds as an unintentional comedy, albeit a terrible one. And I'm sure that motorbike enthusiasts will find some form of liking for Torque, but if you're expecting a good action film or any intelligence I can list thousands of better films to look at than Torque, with a good place to start being the films of The Fast and the Furious series which the production team got way better than this $40 million waste of time which should have bombed at box office.
* Driven (2001)