This Amazon remake is much better than the 35-year-old original film. Road House remains a huge disappointment

news culture This Amazon remake is much better than the 35-year-old original film. Road House remains a huge disappointment

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Doug Liman reinvents an 80s classic for Amazon Prime subscribers with “Road House”! The adaptation of David Lee’s famous thriller has yet to prove itself with a lackluster release.

Originally released in 1989, “Road House” returns to our screens on March 21, 2024. Despite its upcoming release, an avalanche of drama has descended on the film. For the director, the exclusive launch on the “Prime Video” platform is a betrayal. A discontent that he even expressed by protesting against GAFAM during its first broadcast at the SXSW festival. However, this film’s promise of doing better than its predecessor seems to hold. Douge Liman believes: “We made Road House a smash hit, it deserves to end up on the big screen.”

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“Road House”, the story of a converted fighter

Following Patrick Swayze, Jake Gyllenhaal takes on the role of Elwood Dalton, an MMA fighter. As he tries to escape his past, his reputation for a penchant for violence catches up with him. Everything accelerates when the owner of a truck stop finds out about him. She decides to hire him as a bouncer to protect her poorly run establishment. It is a masterstroke by the boss since no one can confront her. But what is at stake is increasingly important: New bad guys are coming and it’s the law of the jungle! “Road House” is an action film that highlights fights and its sometimes excessive violence. The film looks to the future with the presence of surprising antagonists such as martial artist Conor McGregor, ready to fight Jake Gyllenhaal!

This Amazon remake is much better than the 35-year-old original film.  Road House remains a huge disappointment

What does the press think?

Unfortunately for Doug Liman, the press did not share his view of the film. Critics differ on the new version of “Road House”: “we clearly felt a lack of personality,” underlines Matt’s Movie Review. While there is no shortage of action, the changes made to this version make the film more generic than the original. Others, like Little White Lies, believe that, on the contrary, there is not enough action and that the film suffers from a certain lack of dynamism. The lack of depth is felt in this “too noisy” film. However, it’s still entertaining and good to watch with friends. In addition, Conor McGregor’s performance is praised. He brilliantly plays the role of his villain.

This Amazon remake is much better than the 35-year-old original film.  Road House remains a huge disappointment

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Press releases

Rating aggregators:

  • Rotten tomatoes: 68/100
  • Metacritic: 60/100

Press :

  • IGN: 6/10
  • Variety: 8/10
  • Matt’s Movie Reviews: 2.5/5
  • Sean Chandler talks about: C+
  • ScreenCrush: 7/10
  • The UA Review: 3.5/5
  • Magazine Slant: 1.5/4
  • Next Best Movie: 6/10
  • Consequence: B+
  • Collider: 5/10

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