Two movies titled Duel enter, only one will leave (with that title) as Herman “OmegaPrime” Davis and Robert Rau watch a battle between Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson — and a battle between a truck and a car — to determine which should be called Duel.
Our first movie popped up on Amazon Prime, and features a lesser Hemsworth brother face off against Woody Harrelson in the Wild Wild West. The movie does try to convey a sense of revenge, since Woody killed Liam’s dad, but it doesn’t stick with that red hot anger throughout the movie. Instead, it meanders a bit before hitting the climax. While there is a showdown, the movie does take its sweet time getting there.
The second movie is the first feature film from Steven Spielberg, even though it first appeared in TV. It was just that good. Here is a simple tale of a truck driver that gets road rage after a car passes him up. The next 90 minutes is a full-on cat and mouse game leading to an exciting climax. If this review sounds biased in our name selection, you are right. This was clearly the superior movie.
This one won’t be a toughie, but is either movie good enough to call itself Duel? Listen if you dare.
Do you have an idea or even want to join the “There Can Be Only One” gang at their next viewing party? Email Robert Rau with your movie suggestion, the days you’re free to watch, and how much beer you can bring.
- Director/Producer: Robert Rau
- Executive Producer: Jeremy White