Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The Dukes of Hazzard

Yep, I am about to recommend this movie. It's not Raging Bull. It's not Casablanca.

But it's every bit as good as Zoolander and Bullit.

The stunts are worth it alone. One explosion with flying bodies that just defies science.

Damn good fun. Willie Nelson is a riot and charming. The boys are fantastic. I am a huge fan of both Johnny Knoxville and Sean Williams Scott and they are perfect as the moonshining drift drivers. Burt Reynolds is Boss Hogg, yes sir-ee, if y'all love Americana, go for it!

The extras are super cool, and the bloopers demonstrate what fun movie making can be. It was refreshing to see big time stars having a right good time. this is geek heaven. The extras are Mythbusters meets Super Dave. Production used almost 30 Dodge Chargers for stunts, drifts, interior shots. They used several years of Chargers but costomized them to be a '68, by changing the grills and back end. Did you know Micheal Keaton's Batmobile was a Dodge Charger?

The General Lee rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And fliiiiieeeeeesssss (175 feet).

12 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

This it the first and only positive review I've heard of this movie. I was told Jessica Simpson's smile is blinding.

FOUR DINNERS said...

Loved the Dukes first time around. You don't want to know what I did to Catherine Bach in me head! I wasn't keen on the idea but I'll give it a go now. Ta.

Candy Minx said...

If you liked the tv show, if you are a culture vulture, if you like cars, if like silly movies...then you will get something out of this.

$Dins, I can imagine...

Coyote, I thought it was telling I didn't say nothing about Simpson. Immaterial to the movie, but I really did enjoy her tv reality show.

mister anchovy said...

hmmmmmmm. Most of the time, your recommendations are very reliable....I don't know how many fantastic books you've turned me on to over the years, but let me say, I ain't goin to see the Dukes, babe unless we're talking about Steve Earle's backup band.

Candy Minx said...

Heh heh...Well, this is already on dvd. And there aren't any accordions in it, but the southern rock flavour is kinda cool.

Like I said, this isn't high brow moviemaking like Raging Bull. This is goofy fun car shit. And a bit of moonshine.

I played an explosion, over and over again.

Anonymous said...

Stagg sez-I haven't even seen it and Danny Devito should've been Boss Hog & Pres. Bush(aka W) should've been Kletis!!!

felix said...

I haven't seen the movie yet, but I have a soft spot for the old series. Apart from the lead eye candy (Catherine Back comes to mind. Heh.) there were some great character actors working in the show.

Denver Pyle, Sorrell Brooke and James Best fleshed out the comedy very well.

I am about twenty movies behind on theatre viewing. Mostly do DVD nowadays.

Tim said...

Yes, I saw it and enjoyed! The Dukes Rock!

* (asterisk) said...

Ummm, not for me, this one, Candy. I'm with Mr A!

mister anchovy said...

...hey Candy, didn't you once tell me to go watch the Brady Bunch movie?

Candy Minx said...

The Brady Bunch Movie was incredible. It is a lost gem!!!

It featured the Brady's still in their 60's clothes and house...meanwhile they were in high school in the 90's. the movie showcased the mass sense of depression and worldwearieness angst our culture suffers from.

The Bradys had great colourful clothes, happiness and energy. all the other people including fellow high school students were cynical, apathetic, lazy attitude towards life and the adults were corrupted by greed.

Fucking brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute YOU thought Zoolander was good film comedy? OMGoodness.. http://www.patrou.com/

and probably - dodegball, the waterboy, the wedding crasher..?