Appaloosa – Very Authentic, Very Slow
I’ve never been a big fan of western movies. Sure, I loved the Young Guns movies of the 80’s but that was about it.
A few years ago a remake of 3:10 To Yuma was created and I absolutely loved it. Great story, great character development, great everything! I tried catching up on some western’s that I had missed, like Tombstone and The Unforgiven. I was so glad to find another genre of movies that I liked.
Ed Harris’ Appaloosa was released to DVD this week, and I bought it right away. I eagerly popped it in my laptop and fired it up…..
….and was still waiting for some action two hours later. There were about 3 gunfights and that was about it.
I know Harris strived for authenticity, and that is to be commended. Even when guns were fired, the sound wasn’t embellished and the fights were over very quickly. I can appreciate that. Absolutely everything looked authentic. (Except for Renée Zellweger. Is that a fat suit on her face? Her face looked uncomfortably swollen.)
This was a good movie, but not what I was expecting. Part of my problem might be that I will always have Ed Harris typecast as Robocop and will always have Viggo Mortensen typecast as Aragon from LOTR.
Check out the trailer below: