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24 April 2007 @ 11:35 pm
I know this speaks volumes about my taste in cinema, but  
Road House is one of the greatest movies I've ever seen ever made.
King of the Void: Superstarabaddonx99 on April 25th, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
(Michael J. Nelson)

Open up your heart and let the Patrick Swayze Christmas in.
We'll gather at the Roadhouse with our next of kin.
And Santa can be our regular Saturday night thing.
We'll decorate our barstools and gather round and sing.

Oh, let's have a Patrick Swayze Christmas this year!
Or we'll tear your throat out and kick you in the ear!

It's my way or the highway, this Christmas at my ba-ha-haar.
I'll have to smash your kneecaps if you bastards touch my car!
I got the word that Santa has been stealing from the till.
I think that that right jolly old elf better make out his will, ohh,

Oh, let's have a Patrick Swayze Christmas, one and all.
And this can be the haziest...
This can be the laziest...
This can be the Swayziest
Christmas of them aaallllllllll!
Hoc Est Qui Sumus: Born to Hunt Dinosaursdiscoflamingo on April 25th, 2007 05:18 am (UTC)
Let me reiterate
I only saw Road House for the first time tonight, but I understood immediately why this is Crow T. Robot's favorite movie.

Road House is a classic retelling of the eternal struggle between good and evil, if by "good" we mean "rips out a man's throat with his bare hands while hip-deep in bog-water, but only because that guy totally had a gun i.e. it's morally justified". The evil - well, metaphorically speaking, he's the guy in the western who shoots every dog, including a couple he brought along, just to prove to the audience that he's eeee-villll.

Road House stars Patrick Swayze in what it easily his most cerebral role to date - a philosophy major turned Taoist/bouncer/kickboxer who continues his search for faith in mankind by wandering the American Midwest, standing up against the forces of barroom chaos so that he might to bring order to a barroom world (and to escape his dark past). His quippy one-liners will not disappoint. And if you're not into sort of thing, there are about three scenes of a bare-chested, well-oiled, Frankenmullet Patrick Swayze doing tai chi or kicking the shit out of hay bales or something.

Road House is like a wuxia film where knives replace swords, pool cues replace staffs, and broken bottles replace knives. Also, it's not set in feudal China and there's no wire fu. And every person's weak spot is their right knee.

Sam Elliott reprises his role as "coolest long-haired mentor on planet Earth, with a Ph.D in KICKING YOUR ASS".

Keith David is a bartender!

That guy who plays Locke's dad is the owner of the Double Deuce!

For crying out loud, Bigfoot is in this movie! And he's evil!

King of the Voidabaddonx99 on April 25th, 2007 05:33 am (UTC)
Re: Let me reiterate
Its majesty is only ruined by the fact that it has a non-Swayze sequel.
chadvalentinechadvalentine on April 25th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
Sob! I see you finally understand!
Road House taught me everything I need to know about life...

1. Don't fuck with philosophers. They'll mess you UP.

2. There is at least one hot, single, female doctors in every town with a population of 20 or greater.

3. "Take out a man's knees, and he'll drop every time"
Happylittledevilhappy_l_devil on April 25th, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
I've always been a fan.
Gabe Powershalkillsdave on April 25th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
Roadhouse is a movie that Gabe doesn't like makes Gabe vomit. But I still like From Hell, Alien Ressurection, Hannibal, and the Star Wars Prequels, so what do I know?