Blown Away (1992)
This slick-beyond-reason teen-thriller is overloaded with ominous scenes and incidents from the first minute, and keeps weaving an increasingly twisting plot filled with sex, deceit and murder until not even the characters are quite sure what their next move should be. In a sense, Blown Away is more ambitious than its contemporary genre equivalent Basic Instinct, because in here teenagers are supposed to feel like kids but act like (crazed) adults. Along with the insufferable Scuba School, this represents the culmination of the Haim/Feldman tenure where The Two Coreys seem to have had a bit too much influence. The kids arguably had fun in their own out-of-touch way, but their lack of connection with reality and their own age group had become quite apparent by the time of Blown Away. The objective of director Brenton Spencer is to make a dangerous and hip thriller, but although the film at times is fun and even suspenseful, the script turns out to be stupid, awkward and exploitative more than anything else. The film's best asset is undoubtedly a handful of steaming sex scenes of delightful 1990s quality. You can tell Mr. Haim and Ms. Eggert had rehearsed these scenes quite extensively.