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Walking Tall (2004)

Walking Tall (2004)

After The Rundowm AKA Welcome To The Jungle (2003), this feels like a natural sequel. It doesn't actually take place in the jungle, nor do any characters or plot elements apart from The Rock himself and the stereotypical fight against injustice and corruption reoccur. Instead of Seann William Scott (who btw is equally awesome); Johnny Knoxville jumps in as sidekick! I'm usually not too fond of that artificial dumb alter-ego he so commonly showcases in movies, but this time he managed it alright.

The Rock plays Chris Vaughn, a soldier returning home to a town that no longer seems to be the home he thought it was. It seems OK at first: he meets up with friends and family, plays some football with former friends and/or enemies, gets invited to the Casino one of them owns... and that's where things start going downhill. Corruption, drug trade, gambling... seems like a good time for yet another Rundown! The action's just as intense as that other movie I mentioned above, but different. Same idea - new take on it.

The movie has a familiar atmosphere, with plenty of beautiful sceneries, focus on family, loyal friends, estranged friends, the down-to-Earth country life where nor buzz nor fuzz from the city really reaches. Good watch!

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle


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