Whatever happened to Buford Pusser?
No, I am not out to demand a new version of Buford Pussers story. That
has been done pretty OK by Bo Svensson and Joe Don Baker back in the
70s. But when picking up the puzzle-pieces and trying to make a new
film, they could have done much better.
Don't misunderstand me. The Rock does quite a good job. There are many
actors out there, that are really much worse. But whomever it was who
wrote the script - absolutely and definitely cut too many corners, and
left out to many details.
I know that it is a question of money - but there is also a question of
truth and consistency - and there's simply too many holes in the plot
to make it really workable. And even though the names and places has
been changed - Buford Pusser would have deserved much better than this..
trevaughn_robinson watch The Devil's Own movie
The Rock killed in this movie. One of his best .
dtae watch The Dream Team movie
mboydmerritt watch Bill Maher: Victory Begins At Home movie
Great action movie..
debshea watch Primrose Path movie
the rock rocks.
adilsalam watch Pirates movie
haha y.very good.
haha y.very good.
i have not seen this movie but i suppose its cool.
good movie it sounds like.
great Rock movie! one of the best.
this is so great and funny.
A lame case for vigilantism
It says that they spent $56 million making this movie, and $54 million
of it must have been for the salary of the star, the otherwise
estimable Dwayne ("The Rock") Johnson. The production values are too
cheap to explain a big budget, and only that much money could have
tempted this star to have appeared in this stinker. It is about
grievances of the hero expressed in mindless, unnecessary violence,
much of it committed by the hero in plain violation of the law, as
often as not with him guessing about the rightness of his action. He's
actually a vigilante, not a hero. In the end the bad guys were
vanquished, all right, but that is almost a coincidence resulting from
the maelstrom of general violence. This is a movie that purports to be
about right and wrong. If there is any virtue in this movie at all, it
is that it teaches, by opposite example, that how you go about being
victorious matters. There is a right way to do these things, and this
movie shows the wrong way. The original version of this movie was very
careful to show the right way, and made a case for nonviolence as well.
This version betrays both those values. Don't let your kids watch it..