“Warriors, Come Back Out and Play!”
If you lived through the 1970s, you remember some of the best movies and music of all time, while fogging the memories of much of the really, really bad. Let’s be honest, those hip-huggers didn’t look good on anyone.
The Warriors was a blend of both, good and bad. Director Walter Hill’s 1979 “cult-classic” film was a war between non-existent rival gangs of strangely garbed, aptly named groups of turf gangs, raging from Coney Island to the Bronx.
When a member of one of the smaller gangs, “The Warriors,” is accused of murdering the godfather of gangs, well, things go wrong, while the shirtless, leather vested team of renegades work their way back to the safety of their home.
Now, Paramount has charged The Russo Brothers with the task of bringing the adaptation of the story to Hulu. How will this work? The Russo’s are perfect for this job because they’re able to take an action packed group of costumed giants and put you on the edge of your seat.
This WILL work, even without a “Captain America” type of budge, because of a perfect mix of well-timed nostalgia, a need for original content on Hulu, the creative license that the Russo brothers can take with characters and most of all, the action scenes that you don’t find on traditional television programming anymore.