WALKING TALL (2004 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.4|5.0 Starsììì

Walking Tall is a loose remake of the 1973 film of the same name. It seems Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is uncomfortable in his role of Chris Vaughn while Neal McDonough seems not sure of his character or was not meant to be cast as a ‘bad guy'. Johnny Knoxville is just Johnny Knoxville. He’s a good actor. It’s good to see John Beasley in the film (The Sum of All Fears). Director Kevin Bray is pretty good at action sequences; but just not good enough, which may account for the generally uncomfortable feeling that seems to exist between the cast.

Storyline

Chris Vaughn (Dwayne Johnson) returns to his hometown only to discover that it is corrupt. He rolls up his sleeves and becomes a one man clean up show.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Kevin Bray for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Vince McMahon, Keith Samples, and Paul Schiff for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Sheriff Stan Watkins (Michael Bower), Ray Templeton (Johnny Knoxville), Jay Hamilton (Neal McDonough), Deni (Ashley Scott), Chris Vaughn, Sr. (John Beasley), Connie Vaughn (Barbara  Tarbuck), Michelle Vaughn (Kristen Wilson), and Pete Vaughn (Khleo Thomas).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. It’s worth it to see one of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s earlier works.

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