Due to the awesome screen-play film scored 6. Also, who could forget Chris Rock as Caretaker? With the help of fellow convict Caretaker, and an old legend named Nate Scarborough to coach, Crewe is ready for what promises to be a very interesting game. Don't expect anywhere near the film we got in 1974. Paul has been assigned the task of assembling a team of convicts, to square off in a big football game against the sadistic guards. I went to this film thinking it was going to suck. The supporting football players were the real highlights of the movie, most notably Bob Sapp and Kevin Nash I hate to say it but Nash did a good job. Today's is good and effective for what it is, a comedy film with a bit of action interlaced.
Those are: remakes, sequels, and films based on comic book characters. No, it doesn't have as much substance, but it has its own childish charm. And the original spent more time building the characters, so that by the end, the film really resonated in a way the remake does not. It has humor, and is Sandler at his best with Chris Rock playing his role well too. It's a football comedy, plain and simple. Except for a few exceptions to keep it up to date and a few to screw with those that saw the original, the stories are pretty much identical.
With the help of fellow convict Caretaker, and an old legend named Nate Scarborough to coach, Crewe is ready for what promises to be a very interesting game. I was truly impressed with Nelly and Michael Irvin. Especially if you are a Sandler fan. Yes, it's a disposable movie. So many classic Hollywood films were so good, that any attempt at a remake is just going to fall flat on its face.
The Longest Yard would of course fit into the first category. There are more than a few chuckles, but not much in the way of side-splitting material. Loved it as a kid, although I know it's not a great film or anything. Hollywood these days is stuck in a rut where three types of films account for nearly every film they release. Reynolds is on hand to play a minor role which the original film also contained. Paul has been assigned the task of assembling a team of convicts, to square off in a big football game against the sadistic guards. This time, we have Adam Sandler who plays the incarcerated quarterback that Burt Reynolds played in the original.
The main character were all the same as well, but the supporting cast, especially the guards and cons, were changed up a bit. People who lined up to bash this film had better get used to seeing more like it. So many classic Hollywood films were so good, that any attempt at a remake is just going to fall flat on its face. It's only the warden and the guards who have no idea who or what they're up against, with Paul the driving force behind the new team. This turns into a lead role quarterbacking a crew of inmates in a game against a team of prison guards. People are downsizing it because it isn't enough like the original.
Possibly the reason everybody hates this so much is because they're looking for it to be the original. It is a slightly updated, but fairly faithful remake of the 1974 film of the same name. And the overall brisk pace keeps the whole thing afloat. The remake here was surprisingly good and pretty true to the original movie but will be most enjoyed by Adam Sandler fans or fans of the original. This film has amazing story-line, in this film Jail prisoners structure a football group to test the jail guards. As far as the studio bosses are concerned, this film was more than worth it.
. Its an Adam Sandler movie making homage to the Longest Yard. All it has is the same basic idea, and the characters. One of the toughest and best-remembered sports movies of the 1970s gets a humorous makeover in this comedy. He's pretty much got the market cornered on evil white guy roles, since J.
Upon the urging of Captain Knauer William Fichtner , Crewe declines, which sets the wheels in motion for an eventual game between Crewe and the convicts against Knauer and the guards. I was surprised at how fun the remake was, although it is a superficial kind of fun. Unless you are open-minded, you will never find the hidden treasures of the movie world. If you're going to see this, remember, it's not the original. It lacks the dark undercurrents that made the first one so good. The materials on this website are not to be sold, traded or given away.
Use of this website including any and all parts and components constitutes your acceptance of these and. Did she lose some kind of bet with Sandler on the set of Spanglish or something? But when a messy drunk driving incident lands him in jail, Paul finds he was specifically requested by Warden Hazen James Cromwell , a duplicitous prison official well aware of Paul's athletic skills. The plot is still the same. Also, the million one-liners, I guess could be taken badly, but only if you're looking for them to be. Should this film have been made? Sandler is actually not that memorable in this film. I have read bad comment, after bad comment, about this movie, and I saw it, and I am sick and tired of everybody giving it a bad rap.