“Basically, they trashed our show,” said Jones, who read a script of the Warner Bros. movie, scheduled for release next month. “It’s one thing to do whatever movie they want to do, but to take a classic family show and do that is like taking ‘I Love Lucy’ and making her a crackhead or something.”[...]
“From all I have seen and heard, the ‘Dukes’ movie is a sleazy insult to all of us who have cared about the ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ for so long,” Jones wrote. “Unless they clean it up before the August fifth release date I would strongly recommend that true blue Dukes fans hold their noses and pass this one up.”
OK. Now I think Cooter just insulted an awful lot of people, there. The 'I Love Lucy' analogy might be a little bit of a stretch, don't you think? A 'classic family show'?
I'm certainly not going to see the movie, mostly because I thought it might be true to the television show - that pretty much guarantees a bad movie. A little sleaze might make it a little better.