Because It Doesn’t Understand Irony, Hollywood Is Going to Remake ‘Road House’

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bill-swift - November 26, 2013

Anyone who tells you they like Road House is lying. What they like is laughing at the fact that Road House was somehow produced and released to the public. The film is sh*t from start to finish. Granted, it's unintentionally hilarious, but at the end of the day, its still garbage.

To be clear, there's nothing wrong with that. Despite the ongoing backlash against hipsters, it's not a crime to enjoy a bad film on an ironic level. Sometimes a movie made in earnest can achieve levels of humor that an intentional comedy could never match. Therein lies the problem with the proposed remake of Road House: You can't deliberately replicate that kind of shitegeist.

Director Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious, xXx) is reportedly on board to direct the remake, so it looks like things are good in the "over-the-top" department. No word yet on who would replace Patrick Swayze as Dalton, but whoever they choose is bound to fail. To paraphrase Road House star Sam Elliott (albeit with a line from another film), "sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's Patrick Swayze, in Road House."

In closing, this film should not be remade. (Source)

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