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Title: "Which Way" Films...sequel better?
Post by: Christopher on September 09, 2003, 04:18:05 PM
Hey, folks, I finally got around to watching Every Which Way but Loose again. It'd been such a long time since I'd seen it, it was almost like watching it for the first time.

Anyhow, I recall during the film discussion that some had mentioned that they thought Any Which Way You Can was better than Every Which Way but Loose. I saw AWWYC a while back, so I do kinda still remember it, but I really think the first was quite better. I was very surprised by the way the movie ended, Philo didn't get his girl and he threw the fight with Tank Murdock. Not exactly ending the way you'd think a movie like that would end. This original showed a lot of originality (besides co-starring a monkey :P) by doing the unpredictable. I'm almost surprised by the fact that most critics dismissed the film when it was released.

Any thoughts?
Title: Re:"Which Way" Films...sequel better?
Post by: philo on September 10, 2003, 12:11:12 AM


Only that I totally agree with you.

There would not have been a sequel if the first film had not earned a pile of money.

We didn't really need Any which way, but it does have some fun moments .



Philo .
Title: Re:"Which Way" Films...sequel better?
Post by: Matt on September 10, 2003, 04:31:23 AM
Christopher, I'm one of the people you're talking about from the film discussion, but the question was which Clint comedies do we like best, and I said that I liked Any Which Way You Can better than Every Which Way But Loose. There's a big difference between listing what films are "better" than what films you just enjoy watching more. I never meant to imply that one film was better or more original than another, just that I find Any Which Way more enjoyable to watch. I like the characters better, since I think that Lynn Halsey-Taylor is more likeable, there's less Orville, no Echo, and I like Jack Wilson's character. I think the Black Widows are funnier this time around. I just like it better. I don't think a sequel was necessary, and I wouldn't have been broken up if there wasn't one, but between the two, it's the one I'd always prefer to watch.
Title: Re:"Which Way" Films...sequel better?
Post by: Gant on September 10, 2003, 02:32:28 PM
One thing the sequel's got going for it in my opinion is William Smith. King of the bad guys.
That said I prefer the originals bittersweet feel.
Title: Re:"Which Way" Films...sequel better?
Post by: Philo Beddoe Jr on September 11, 2003, 08:59:40 AM
The first film had more originality and soul, and the second film was fluffier but a lot of fun nonetheless.  The second film may have dissapointed some in the predictable way it made a happy ending for Philo and Lynn Halsey-Taylor, but I liked it.
Originally I was dissapointed that they didn't bring Echo back for the second, but I don't really mind anymore.  BTW I wonder why they didn't bring her back?

WKC.
Title: Re:"Which Way" Films...sequel better?
Post by: Christopher on September 11, 2003, 09:23:31 AM
Maybe it didn't work out between her and Orville. :D