Smokey and the Bandit was a movie I couldn't stand to watch as a kid. It was one of those movies that, on any given weekend, was playing on one of the cable superstations. If it wasn't on Wgn, it was on TBS - and my parents would devour it.
But as you get older, and your tastes become a little more inclusive, you're more apt to give things a chance. At some point while I was in college, I gave Smokey and the Bandit a chance, and to this day if I see it in the cable listings, then my remote control is guaranteed a break for a couple of hours.
Universal, as part of its 100th anniversary celebration, released the classic cat-and-mouse film starring Jackie Gleason and Burt Reynolds, respectively, as the titular characters this week, and while the technical aspects of the presentation aren't entirely up to snuff, »
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