Monday, May 09, 2005

Them Dukes, them Dukes, them Dukes...

Ok, I’ll make this quick. I just watched the preview for the upcoming Dukes of Hazzard movie. This is a big deal to me because that show is probably my favorite TV show of all time. I know, it may sound weird, but it’s true. And it’s no secret that the orange ’69 Dodge Charger R/T is in fact my dream car… give me a minute… ok. It is with great apprehension that I await the opening of this movie. When I first heard they were going to make it, I thought, oh no, not another Starsky & Hutch… then I heard who the cast was going to be and I though, “Ok, this is really going to suck.” Not because I don’t like anyone they cast, but because the originals are so well ingrained in my head and I felt like the new cast was so far off that it was just too much of a stretch. (Ok, I don’t actually like Jessica Simpson as Daisy… I honestly can’t stand her. I don’t know if she is that stupid, but if she is, it hurts more than you can imagine. I don’t even find her remotely attractive because of how stupid she seems to be. This looses me a lot of points with the raging heterosexual guy friends of mine, but I don’t care, intelligence and the ability to carry on a good conversation is so much more important to me.) Then I heard that Jay Chandrasekhar (from Broken Lizard, i.e. Super Troopers (good movie) and Club Dread (very bad movie), so now I have no idea what to expect. It could be great or it could be terrible, and there will be no middle ground. So back to the beginning, I just watched the trailer, courtesy of comingsoon.net (coupled with imdb.com, two of the greatest internet sites of all time), and I have decided that I may be able to enjoy this movie provided I do one very important thing; I need to forget everything I know and love about the show and let this movie be its own entity. From what I could see in the preview, Johnny Knoxville does not act like Luke and Sean William Scott does not act like Bo. However, given what I saw, I am now looking forward to the movie instead of dreading it and I think that’s an upgrade.

6 comments:

cadiz12 said...

personally, i have vowed to stay clear of that trainwreck; nothing good can come of these remakes. especially with that cast.

when we were young, my brother and i would wake up, rest the couch cushions on the floor in front of the tv like kickboards and watch bo and luke race to the state line without blinking every single summer day.

i think 'good old boys' is even the ring he has for me on his cellphone.

come to think of it, nick lachey will probably remake that song. talk about destroying my childhood memories.

Jon said...

Well, my problem is that I’m kind of a movie whore, and I’m just to curious to stay away. I agree, nothing good can come of this. Now I’m waiting for them to remake Hardcastle and McCormick… In the mean time, I will watch this movie and probably regret it, but what is life without a thousand regrets? I also know that when I walk into a movie with extremely low expectations, I usually end up thinking it’s decent. So only time will tell now. The movie that brings the most fear to my heart right now is the sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean. Sequels almost always suck, and I’m such a big fan of the first, it will be with great trepidation and anxiety that I walk into the theater when that movie comes out…

Jack Safety said...

I just saw that trailer last night when i went to see The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for the third time. Unfortunatly I don't remember much about it because the trailer for Corpse Bride. Its Tim Burton's new claymation movie. I flipped the fuck out when I saw that trailer. I didn't like The Nightmare Before Christmas or James and the Giant Peach when I was a kid, but they're two of my favorite movies now.

Oh. I know that a lot of you didn't like The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but it is already on my top ten list. I loved it. I feel like it was made with me in mind. Well, except for the dropping of the Guide's description of towels.

Yep...

Jack Safety said...

oh yes...
the trailer
for some reason, they want you to get iTunes to watch the fullscreen (and i dont want it) but the other version are totally iTunes free.

girlspit said...

It hurts my soul that Johnny Knoxville is currently the most famous person from my hometown. I'm hard-pressed to find someone who's heard of James Agee, and he won a Pulitzer Prize for A Death in the Family.

Not only does he get his butt pierced on television, but he now apparently makes cheesey movie re-makes of classic '70's tv. *Sigh* the world is very disappointing sometimes.

Jon said...

Girlspit: I don’t know of anyone famous from my hometown of Ventura, California. There have been a few professional athletes, but no big name all-stars or anything. Save for the lady that took down Ken Jennings on Jeopardy! But really, what is that worth? Of course, it should still hurt your soul that the best your town has to offer is Johnny Knoxville… I will not argue with you on that.