Thursday, 3 January 2013
The Baytown Outlaws (2012)
The 3 brothers are hired by Eva Longoria's character to get her godson back from her gangster ex-husband, played by Bill Bob. It also so happens that her godson is in a wheelchair. After failing to kill Thornton's character, he sends out assassins to track down the brothers and kill them. It's a simple story; the great American action road movie through the South with killers in pursuit, including the insatiable Zoe Bell and her murdering biker gang of prostitutes. Throw in some Clutch and Skynyrd, guns and army vehicles and you have quite the romp.
There's already a shootout by the time the opening credits get rolling and it sets the tone for what's to follow. This is action packed to the max and it doesn't disappoint. The banter between the brothers is hilarious and really endears them to the audience and gets us rooting for them. It almost makes you forget that they too are ruthless killers. Their relationship with the kid they need to recover gives the movie some sweet charm, but overall, it's just a free for all with no morally redeeming characters whatsoever. This is a fun 90 minutes indeed if you like these kind of films. I love them. Think Smokey and the Bandit meets True Romance. Or as another reviewer suggested, Tarnatino directing Dukes of Hazzard.