The Dukes of Hazzard
Just two good old boys, never meaning no harm are back from the popular television show from the early 80’s along with bar fights, car crashes and the General Lee in The Dukes of Hazard. In Hazard County, Uncle Jesse (Willie Nelson) is still making moonshine and cousins Bo Duke (Seann William Scott) and Luke Duke (Johnny Knoxville) are faithfully delivering it in their souped-up 1969 Dodge Charger named the General Lee. (In the original television show, Bo and Luke weren’t the sharpest crayons in the box but this movie depicts them as morons.) The action begins when Bo and Luke find out the corrupt commissioner Boss Hog (Burt Reynolds) is planning to destroy the Duke farm to strip mine it for coal. When the two boys are put in jail, their beautiful cousin Daisy Duke (Jessica Simpson) comes to the rescue in her really short shorts (Daisy Dukes) to break them out, evade the cops and race to the courthouse just in time to stop Boss Hog. The basic premise of this movie is very similar to the television show with one chase scene after another. It’s also full of carefree fun and mindless entertainment with a plot that’s mediocre at best. Of course, who cares about the story when Jessica Simpson’s in a bikini – unless you’re blind – then you care about the plot. Jessica’s acting debut was acceptable with limited dialogue; she even beat out Brittney Spears for the part. That’s not saying much, but then, none of the men seemed to care if she spoke or not. I am a die-hard Dukes of Hazard fan but I’m also a fan of good movies. The best I can give this film is a C- rating.
This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.