WHEN NATE TANNER, OWNER OF THE BLACK PELICAN ROADHOUSE, IS BEATEN UP BY A LOCAL DRUG RUNNER & HIS THUGS TRYING TO PRESSURE HIM TO SELL THEM HIS CLUB, HIS NEPHEW SHANE COMES TO HELP RUN THE CLUB. SHANE, AN UNDERCOVER DEA AG... more »ENT, SOON FINDS HIMSELF DEFENDING THE ROADHOUSE FROM DRUGRUNNERS THAT WANT TO BUY IT.« less
i liked the first road house movie. i liked all the action in this one. enjoyed this one
Fun "House" needs more Richard Norton.
W. Gantt | Birmingham, Alabama United States | 07/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fans of the original "Road House" may argue the merits of any sequel, but RH 2 is a worthy successor to the Eighties cult favorite. This Son of Swayze chapter moves briskly from New York to Louisiana where Dalton offspring Johnathon Schaech must defend the Black Pelican bar, now his uncle's bayou domain, against takeover by a southern crime syndicate. The ensuing battle sets the stage for a rowdy mix of fist fights and redneck sideshows in keeping with the first RH. There's much to cheer in this welcomed summer release including beautiful locations and heroic charisma from the lead. Two superb actors, Richard Norton as the criminal kingpin and Will Patton as the good uncle, distinguish the project in their supporting roles. Given the talents of these actors, they are not allowed enough screen time. Norton's well tailored Victor Cross is the type of villain that audiences relish. Norton plays him perfectly, as a methodically menacing overlord from Miami. When Norton, a famed martial artist, and Schaech are unleashed against each other, the movie finally delivers an edgy fight scene. More room in this "House" should have been reserved for Norton. If the series has another entry, it will be a smart move to encore Norton and his character as the franchise's bad guy. Victor Cross is a suitable crocodile to keep those Dalton boys busy!"
Interesting Sequel--just don't buy a copy.
J. R Sategna | Martinez, California United States | 07/24/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This sequel was certainly better than I thought it would be. Will Patton, who plays the brother of Dalton (Pat Swalze) from the original film keeps the sequel together with his excellent acting. The film, however, is just too similiar to the 1st and it kind of loses your interest halfway thru--its so perdictable. The fight scenes are pretty good but any film with Jake Busey in it is just an average B movie---the guy can't act for sure. This film is worth a look--rent it-don't buy it--stick to the original one with better actors."
The Second best movie about Bouncers?
Biff Fearless | Cape Coral, FL USA | 09/16/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Roadhouse has become an inarguable cult classic. It was well made, had some decent actors in it, had some good fight sequences, hot women, and was tongue in cheek funny (whether the latter was intended or not.) Roadhouse 2 is a by-the-numbers sequel in almost every sense. It is basically the same as its namesake only not as good. It was a shame that the film-makers were unable to get Patrick "Dalton" Swayze to commit to making the sequel to reprise his role, if nothing else as a mentor to the next generation of world-famous bouncers. In this era of direct to video sequels of older movies in the attempt to create new "franchises" you could do worse than Roadhouse 2."
Unexpected Star Amongst Sequels
L. W. Pardue | 07/19/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was filmed mostly in my hometown and so, I just had to buy it.. And I really wasn't expecting a lot, especially since this is a straight to DVD flick. But the movie was done very well. The acting was well done on most accounts, however, some of the cliche's or lines they used from the original Road House was a bit humorous...
The fight scenes were well done, though, could've been edited a little more in my opinion. The lead character in this did a very good job playing the role. Jake Busey was very good as well"
Better than I imagined it would be
Bill Shakespeare | UK | 07/17/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
Being a big fan of the original 'classic' bar brawl movie Roadhouse, I was not expecting much from the sequel. However I was pleasantly suprised. This was a good decent solid action flick with plenty of good music, good fights, good eye candy and above average acting from all concerned. Some nods to the original in this film, largely relating to Daltons son, played well by Johnathon Schaech. Jake Busey carrying the bad guy torch was also fun to watch."