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Old 04-03-2024, 11:44 AM
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You're so right! So many teenage boy fantasies!
  • I can beat up everyone in town, and do, regularly
  • I can win the heart of the hottest doctor in the county, and she doesn't care that I'm a henchman living in a barn
  • I get be a henchman and live in a barn
  • My best friend is even tougher than I am
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  • I regularly oil myself up and practice kung fu out in the yard for everyone to watch
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Geez!!! You really made me laugh!

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Old 04-03-2024, 06:09 PM
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Wow...

I have had no interest in watching the new version because I thought the original was so horrible. It's interesting that so many people feel that the original version was good.
It's all relative... I wouldn't call either movie quality cinema, but compared to each other, the original is the better film (in my opinion).
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Geez!!! You really made me laugh!

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Old 04-03-2024, 07:55 PM
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Here's a bit of trivia for movie buffs, especially film noir fans:

The new Roadhouse takes place in a Florida community called Glass Key. I haven't seen it mentioned, but as one of the aforementioned film noir fans I think this has to be a nod to the 1942 movie The Glass Key, based on the 1931 novel by Dashiell Hammett.

It doesn't seem possible the name just came out of nowhere, PLUS the 1942 movie features some really violent (for the time) scenes of star Alan Ladd getting beat up by bad guy henchman William Bendix.
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It's all relative... I wouldn't call either movie quality cinema, but compared to each other, the original is the better film (in my opinion).
I have no tolerance for violence any longer - movies or otherwise, so it takes me out of the game from the start.

I will say over the last few years I've watched some of the 80's and early 90's movies that were "blockbusters" at the time, and it's pretty funny how hokey they are now.
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I will say over the last few years I've watched some of the 80's and early 90's movies that were "blockbusters" at the time, and it's pretty funny how hokey they are now.
I can agree with that. Some of them haven't aged very well. The original Road House is one of them.
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Old 04-06-2024, 04:51 PM
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First, I havenít seen the new one, but: Everyone who watches the movie knows what itís about before it starts. Why would anyone expect a good, or even adequate, film, given the subject matter and the absurdity of the first movie? Itís cheesy entertainment, and thatís all - thereís no art involved. And I say this as a guy who will watch the first one any time I happen upon it on the tube. Itís stupid, but in a good way. And everyone whoís acting in it knows that - itís what makes it worth watching. It may very well be the worst movie any of them have been in, but they suck it up and buy into it for the duration. Even the violence is funny because it goes WAY past gratuitous, and straight into ludicrous territory. Itís cheese of the highest magnitude. Swayze looks exactly like what he is, a scrawny dancer. Sam Elliot is just being Sam Elliot. Ben Gazzara does the worst acting of his career, and seems to be loving it. Itís not just cheese, itís gourmet cheese.
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The new one was just barely entertaining. It seemed like they drifted too close to being a comedy (e.g., the joke about the piano tuning). And the things that the characters never seem to learned from watching an action movie: if you're going to stab someone, finish them off, dont just walk away all troubled. And the doctors who never seem to have to work. I too was put off by the miscasting of Jessica Williams. No matter how buff Jake G looked, sometimes you couldn't help to notice how small he was compared to the bad guys.

But if you guys want to see some really violent vengeance porn, check out the new release Monkey Man. Written, directed, produced, and starring Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire). It's not my thing, but I recognize some first rate movie making going on.
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because I get the reference.
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I donít mind cartoonish violence that features endless punches and never ending magazines. It kinda bounces off like the Merry Melodies of my youth but Reservior Dogs stuff is not favored at all.
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