Jul 18, 2006

DVD Review: Road House 2

Road House 2
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

What can I say about Road House 2 (starring Jonathon Schaech and Jake Busey, Gary's kid. Directed by Scott Ziehl). It's not as bad as I expected. It's nicely photographed. Louisiana is pretty country. It's a valentine to clich├ęs. The acting is...nicely photographed.

The story's pitiful and wildly unlikely: nobody did the math on Jake Buseys' age so one doubts he was working as a bouncer 10 or 15 years ago when Dalton, the Patrick Swayze role in the original and the heroes father, was murdered.

The fight scenes are only slightly more realistic then your average Kung Fu film, with punches thrown at the hero that would have killed him if he were 7 or 8 feet tall.

The Director seems fascinated by the women using dirty words (the only one that cusses more is Busey) but it's forced and jarring.

The fact that I started this by saying it was better than I expected should give you some idea how low my expectations were. Walk by this one. Avert your eyes. Use the time to trim your toenails, or someone else's.

Lee Crawford

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