Welcome to 50 first times; the movie-related post in which I watch, discuss and debate films that I’VE NEVER SEEN. I aim to work my way through 50 movies that I’ve previously missed/avoided, recording my thoughts along the way.

This collection of posts is a follow-up to 90 from the ’90s. However, while I previously focused on films from the 1990s, this time around I’m widening the field to cover any movie from any decade.

I’m going to watch good films, bad films, forgotten classics, Oscar winners and everything in between. Today I’m watching…

Road House (1989)

Road House has been on “my list” for longer than I care to remember. It’s one of those films that I should have watched by now, but for one reason or another it’s just never happened.

*Clicks play*

Observations:

A good portion of the budget was clearly spent on hairspray and that’s just for Patrick Swayze!

Erm… does Swayze own a shirt?

*Watches more of the movie*

I can confirm that he does not.

You know, it must have been written in the script that a fight scene has to take place every 15 minutes. A camp fight scene.

*Watches even more of the movie*

Sam Elliott’s pubes, a brutal death scene, and a stuffed polar bear – jeez there’s some weird shit in this movie.

Image: ©MGM

*Clicks stop*

Conclusion:

Road House is an enjoyable romp with some OTT fisticuffs, a lot of manly men being manly (and ever so homoerotic) and a bonkers final act that sees Swayze become a one-man army. Yeah, that came out of nowhere.

The highlight of this entire movie was a man getting knocked out by a stuffed polar bear. That was truly amazing hilarious.

Oh and the townsfolk getting away with murder was bizarre. There are simply no words for this kind of writing.

Overall Road House is a daft film with charm! It is a conveyor belt of fight sequences, soft rock, and testosterone, but it’s kind of fun.

OK, that’s one film down – 49 to go!