Movie Review - Wild Hogs

Wild Hogs

Product Description from Amazon.com
"Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy star in Wild Hogs, the hysterically funny comedy about four weekend-warrior friends who decide to rev up their ho-hum suburban lives with a cross-country motorcycle adventure. They don their leathers, fire up their hogs and throw caution and their cell phones to the wind as they hit the open highway. A lot can happen on the road to nowhere, including a run-in with the bad-to-the-bone Del Fuegos, a real biker gang who don’t take kindly to the wannabes. Filled with hilarious misadventures, screwball situations and madcap mayhem, this laugh-out-loud comedy is a movie your whole family will go hog wild over."

I wouldn’t call this a family movie, but it was on of the few recent releases that our whole, family (my husband, our older teenagers and I) would agree to watch at the same time.

One review at Amazon.com said “…But their journey is less Easy Rider than it is Three Amigos (plus one)." I agree – Easy Rider it “aint” but I wasn’t looking for a biker, drama.
There were parts where I really did laugh out loud. There are some scenes that are “off color (and some people may find it offensive), but I did not find the language as objectionable as some recent movies.

Ray Liotta has a part as the leader of the Del Fuegos plays with just the right amount of constraint. I thought William H. Macy as Dudley, the uncoordinated nerdy computer programmer, was hilarious, there was even cameo tribute to Easy Rider, for those of us old enough to remember

It was a bit predictable, in places, but it was light hearted, comic, relaxing and when it was over I didn’t feel that I had wasted my money or time (I rented it from the library) but I was glad I had not paid theater prices.

I’d give it 3 stars. ***

Enjoy,

JB