Sunday, April 27, 2008

TRAPPER COUNTY WAR: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Some Swayze, some explosions, but not quite enough, June 4, 2007

Trapper County War was viewed with high expectaions. We considered the idea of Don Swayze being a renagade Confederate trying to pull off a Southern accent and making his world-renowned facial ticks absolutely appealing. Who wouldn't? However, the filmakers seemed to try to make a sentimental love story out of this movie rather than making it good old fashioned B!

80's heartthrob, Rob Estes plays a Jersey stud driving to an undoubtedly sexy location for vacation. Unfortunately, he takes a wrong turn and ends up in the backwoods of North Carolina. Naturally, he can't go 5 minutes without some chick falling for him or his skin-tight acid washed levis. So the chick happens to be the sister/girlfriend of non other than screen legend Don Swayze. Obviously, in real life Swayze would go John Blackwell, his famous character from Death Ring, on him and rip him up. But this was an 80's movie, so Estes wins the girl and gets to leave Trapper County with the help of a crazy Vietnam vet.

Trapper County War was good times, bad times, and the Swayze times. We would still recommend popping it in, but maybe not first in your summer B line up.

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