You don’t need to be an expert in the “Children of the Corn” movies to watch “Children of the Corn: Genesis,” and frankly becoming an expert in the “Children of the Corn” movies isn’t recommended, unless you like being a film-lover on hard mode. The film stars Kelen Coleman and Tim Rock as a couple whose car breaks down on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. They stumble across an isolated household, where a creepy preacher played by the late, great Billy Drago runs a creepy household, with a creepy wife who’s being controlled creepily, and a creepy kid with creepy superpowers in a creepy barn, where creepy cults do creepy cult stuff, in creepy old ways.
It seems as though help is on the way after our heroes get stuck in creepsville when a cop arrives, but then he’s suddenly rocketed straight up into the sky, in a moment so odd it’s genuinely funny. When they finally have an opportunity to escape with a creepy truck driver, our heroes decide instead to steal the cop’s car and flee on their own.
It’s at this point that the creepy kid with superpowers is given — for reasons which are … reasons — a toy of a big rig truck with a car-carrying trailer. The superpowered kid starts playing with the truck and drops the cars out the back, just as a real-life big rig truck with a car-carrying trailer pulls in front of our heroes and tosses cars back at them, resulting in a massive freeway accident.
It comes out of nowhere, it has nothing to do with anything, and unlike the rest of the clearly low-budget movie — which takes place mostly in and around a small cabin — it looks expensive as hell. Because it was from “Bad Boys II.” Look for yourself!