For those of you who don’t know, the Longest Yard is about a renegade pro football quarterback who ends up in prison for, IIRC, stealing his girlfriend’s Maserati and leading the police on a high-speed chase.
Burt Reynolds starred as the QB in one of the most Alpha Male roles ever.
He is damn cool, confident and cocky (which is Burt reynolds in real life btw). This guy is not only a pro athlete, but is someone who every inmate respects, including the most vicious ones. He bangs the warden’s secretary, stands up to the warden and the prison guards, and …
leads the inmate’s football team to victory over the guards
I really enjoyed the original movie, in fact its one of my favorite ‘B’ movies ever. This remake is starring some of the biggest, most muscular guys around, all Alpha Male football players and pro wrestlers, even an MMA fighter. Guys like Goldberg, Stone Cold, Bill Romanowski, Bob Sapp, Kevin Nash, Brian Bosworth etc.
As I stated in the ‘Celebrities You Hate’ thread, there is no one I hate in show biz more than Adam Sandler. He’s goofy, annoying, a total wussy, and his movies aren’t particularly good or funny. I think people like his movies because there really aren’t many sports comedies that have been made. His stand-up comedy is retarded, and so are his stupid little songs.
Does this sound like a role Adam Sandler could do justice to? Hell no!
The fact that he is now starring in the remake of The Longest Yard is so f’ n stupid and makes me want to bitch-slap the casting director and anyone who approved him as the main character.
(I’m going to watch the movie because I like the original so much, but I sure as hell am not going to pay for it. I’ll watch 1 movie and when its over I’ll then sneak into the Longest Yard).
That’s it, I’m done.