I've seen Road House 10000 times, it's one of the greatest pieces of trash ever made. And lord knows I love Jake. But I don't know how you divorce it from the 80s - it's the most 80s movie ever made. They'll have to make it entirely different. And yet it must include THIS pic.twitter.com/oR9QnvkIWL— Jason Adams (@JAMNPP) November 11, 2021
Remaking Road House is probably folly, full stop. And yet... and yet. As I've said over the past few years, Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria really opened me up to the possibility of remakes not always being garbage. There were of course earlier examples -- The Thing or the Body Snatchers re-dos pop to mind -- but Luca's film felt special in a way, in how instead of just trying to do the same thing the original did but better and more modern it totally re-thought the original. I don't have any idea what it could be that would work for me here, but if Liman & Co do figure out something new... well I am just keeping an open mind for now. As I've also said time and again -- if it doesn't work we still have the original! Wise words, but not nearly this wise:
Pity that it overshadows 1948's Road House with Ida Lupino.
I think Dune is one of the better remakes of 80's films. And still it pulls a lot from the original, even using some of the same shot compositions.
But Roadhouse? The only good thing to come out of that flick was a cute joke in Fever Pitch.
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