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(heís The Rock if you didnít know), Neal McDonough, Johnny
Violence" to decide for yourself.
want you to start getting in shape.
prances around a lot in her red bra while dodging bullets.
||This ain't no
wrestling match, although Chris does a couple of moves.
Lots of gunfire, people getting pummeled, and a grisly scene
with some ugly scars.
no real chase scenes.
||There are some
truck looking for drugs.
||Chris Vaugh to his
lawyer: "You're fired!" - If it's good enough for Donald
Trump, it's good enough for The Rock.
One of the bad guys: "You stabbed me with a potato
||Paul Schiff, Ashok Amritraj, David Hoberman, Lucas
Foster, Jim Burke
A Movie Review
So the WWE is now into making films. Yup, as I was watching the
opening credits for "Walking Tall," I couldnít help but notice "WWE
Films" rolling across the screen. As such, I am still on my crusade of
Dwayne Johnson distancing himself from "The Rock" moniker. I heard him
the other day on Howard Stern saying Vince McMahon gave the rights to
"The Rock" to him, but until I see him in a film without "WWE Films"
or Vince McMahonís name attached to it, Iím not buying it. Alright,
enough of my ranting, letís get to "Walking Tall."
As Dwayne Johnson continues his quest to be the next action hero,
this time he takes on the role of Buford Pusser in a remake of the
original "Walking Tall," only he changes his name to Chris Vaughn
because what half black, half Samoan would be named Buford. Anyway,
heís back from his tour of duty with the Army Special Forces only to
find his hometown has been turned into a cesspool thanks to one of his
high school rivals, Jay Hamilton (Neal McDonough). It seems in the
eight years Chris has been gone Jay has realized he is part Native
American, opens a casino, becomes a drug dealer, pays off the cops,
and gets the lumber mill closed down so he can control the town and
ride around in his Cadillac Escalade. Well, Chris comes back, finds
out that his job prospects at the mill are gone, and when his nephew
has a crystal-meth overdose, well, Chris goes after Jay. Alright, he
doesnít really go after Jay, more his casino and henchmen, and now the
crooked sheriff locks up our hero. But is any jail large enough for
Chris? Not when you use the defense that if you are acquitted of
busting a bunch of skulls and trashing a manís business that you will
run for sheriff and clean up the town.
So now Chris is the sheriff, and itís him against Jay and his men,
including the old sheriff. Who do you call for help? Why, your old
high school buddy, Ray, played fabulously by Johnny Knoxville, who if
I might say is really showing himself to be a decent actor and not
just a wacky Jackass kind of guy. Anyway, their mission, track the
drug operation because thatís the only thing that could get Jay taken
down. People get shot, a truck blows up, but in the end itís all about
the big stick that Chris carries.
Enough plot, is the movie any good? Umm, if you just want to see
Dwayne kick a lot of ass, the movie is fabulous, and if you want to
see Ashley Scott (she plays Deni, Chrisí love interest) running
around, avoiding getting shot, in some tight jeans and a sexy red bra,
then this is the movie for you. If you want some overblown movie with
no real sense of logic to it, then this movie is also for you. But if
youíre looking for an intelligent storyline, believable scenes, and a
logical trial scene, youíd better be renting "A Few Good Men." Sadly
this isnít really a movie to show Dwayneís acting skills combined with
fun action, nope, that was done with "The Rundown." "Walking Tall" is
really a movie where he gets to just be a bad-ass.
In the end I was entertained, but not to the extent I would put
this movie on a priority list to see. Itís 2 Ĺ stars out of 5 for
"Walking Tall." A little bit more intelligent script rather than Chris
and Jay falling three or four stories through the lumber mill,
crashing into numerous pipes and objects on the way down, and all that
really happens is Chris gets a busted up knee would have helped.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!