The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)
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as Dr. Midland
as Al Smedley
as Clive Smedley
as Con Lexux
Critic Reviews for The Cars That Ate Paris
At the end of the story the young men rebel against discipline and use the stock cars to attack and destroy many of the wooden buildings in the town. I looked for symbolism here and failed to find it.
Establishes many of the themes that he would revisit later in his career; it especially resembles The Truman Show in many ways.
As a low-budget first film, director Peter Weir could've done worse, but I'm thankful that his career continued in a very different direction than this film would suggest.
Audience Reviews for The Cars That Ate Paris
This feature debut from director Peter Weir is simple and interesting. However, I was confused by a lot of the characters motivations and there's not much in the way of resolution. So as an example of Ozploitation, I'm sure there is better choices out there.
First off, this is Paris: Australia, not Paris: France. It's a charming little horror debut from Peter Weir that sits somewhere between Clockwork Orange and The Wicker Man. It is dated and would now be worth remaking, but for fans of Weir it's wonderful to see his early work.
I found this movie confusing, slow, boring, and very strange. I wasn't sure if anything was actually going on. I wouldn't recommend seeing this movie.
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