Saturday, August 06, 2005
The Dukes of Hazzard
Just two good old boys, never meanin' no harm... Beats all you never saw, been in trouble with the law Since the day they was born. Straightenin' the curves, flattenin' the hills... Someday the mountain might get 'em but the law never will. Makin' their way, the only way they know how... That's just a little bit more than the law will allow. Just two good ol' boys, wouldn't change if they could, Fightin' the system like two modern-day Robin Hoods... I grew up watching the Dukes of Hazzard. Actually... it was more than watching the Dukes... I grew up convinced that I could be Bo Duke. Me and my neighbor would actually fight over who got to be Bo... I got into the car for years through the window... I wanted the General Lee to be my car... You get the picture... So anyway... We went and saw the new Dukes of Hazzard movie today. I've heard bad reviews... I've heard from Cooter that it was just crap... I've heard from purists that it was crap... etc.... I tried real hard to wipe out all expectations for what I was going to see. I've seen TV remake movies and if you are looking to see the TV show again, you'd be in the wrong place. All in all... I enjoyed the movie. Yeah... there was some stuff that was hard to get over... Daisy being a blonde, Rosco P. Coletrain not really being the Rosco we all knew and loved... A skinny Boss Hogg... etc... If I was looking for the TV show on the big screen, the entire thing was cast wrongly... But that's not what I was looking for. I was looking for an entertaining movie... And I got it. Great to see the General flying again... Great soundtrack... Pretty darn good movie. If you're worried about it being cheesy.... of course it is! If you are looking for the TV show... tune in CMT... But if you can go in with an open mind, it is worth the time. At least, I thought so.