Roger Ebert summed up the original Road House perfectly in his review: "[It] exists right on the edge between the 'good-bad movie' and the merely bad. I hesitate to recommend it, because so much depends on the ironic vision of the viewer. This is not a good movie. But viewed in the right frame of mind, it is not a boring one, either." Whether this remake will reach the same ridiculous heights remains to be seen. But this one does have Jake Gyllenhaal (taking over the Patrick Swayze role), Billy Magnussen, and a guy getting eaten by an alligator. Your mileage may vary on Conor McGregor as a scenery-chewing villain.
Gyllenhaal - continuing to show off the ripped bod he got for 2015's lousy boxing drama Southpaw - plays Dalton, the bone-crunching bouncer of a Florida Keys bar owned by Frankie (Jessica Williams). His derailment of violence and drug-dealing draws the attention of a scheming developer (Billy Magnussen) and other nefarious types. Will Dalton be able to punch his way out of this one, or will he have to rip a guy's throat out to prove his point, like Swayze did? Viewers can find out very soon.
Road House premieres at SXSW in early March, with an exclusive streaming debut on Prime Video on March 21.