This seems to be interesting, though certain scenes remind me of open range.
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If it turns out as good as Open Range, I'll take it! The potential is there. Hopefully the trailer isn't the best part.
No thanks, I've already got a penguin.
Henry McCarty. Too cool.
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Heck ya ... looks good.
This is why I posted it. I think Tim Blake Nelson will do a fine job.
Looks a bit like a western "Nobody." With a protagonist who is anything but a nobody.
I'm gonna vote for the funniest frog with the loudest croak on the highest log.
Open Range? This film promises to be better than that film.
A couple of things- first, the trailer for the film tells us too much. The film business is about getting asses in seats, or, these days, people in front of their laptops. With the trailer, they are, of course, selling the film to us. They don't care too much about spoilers. I wish they did. This is nothing new, As a matter of fact, theatrical trailers used to be longer and many times revealed even more than what we saw in the trailer for this film.
Secondly- I am pleased and very surprised to not see the usual, sickening PC pandering with which Hollywood has slaughtered the Western genre. The American Western has been a dying genre for decades, but this film appears to be an authentic effort to honor the Western; no noble Indians err Native Americans, no Harvard-educated former slaves who dress impeccably and speak like John Houseman, no incredibly strong women characters who behave as if they can see 150 years into the future and spout feminist horse shit. I see a bunch of mangy white guys fighting over a bundle of cash. No doubt, this is a crime, since it's not "diverse and inclusive" but that's just tough shit, ain't it?
Western films- good Western films, faithful to the genre, come along these days only every decade or so, if even that.
So, I won't watch or read any reviews of the film, including the one I see posted in this thread. I know enough already to decide I want to see this film, and that is as rare an event as an authentic Western is these days.
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"some shaky old farmer"
"He didn't hold that pistol like any farmer I've ever seen"
Yeah, I'm in.
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Yeah, the film is written and directed by the same guy- someone I've never heard of, and that's not necessarily a bad thing.
This looks promising.
my only point in my comparison to open range is this bit of diolouge. It reminds me of a scene in it.
I can't remember a time when I have watched a trailer more than once. This has to be my eighth or ninth time seeing this.
There was no intent to disparage Open Range, though I find Costner's direction to be cloying at times. As I stated and as is obvious, the Western genre has been dying for decades, and any decent Western film these days is like a long drink of cold water in the blazing noonday sun of a barren desert.
Films such as Costner's and the low-budget Appaloosa five years later are helping to keep the American Western film alive. I have high hopes for Old Henry as another heartbeat for the genre.
I am typically not much of a deep thinker when it comes to movies. I either like them or not. Given the trash that has come out in the last, well shit, 20 years. Your insights typically give me a lot more to think about when watching. As such, they are greatly appriciated.
It looks interesting to me, and the movie is being released on DVD or DVDR or whatever those things are in a few weeks.
Not gonna get me in a theater, but I'll buy it and watch it at home assuming y'all give it good reviews.
If not, then it'll be on cable before too long and it'll be free, sort of.
No, I haven't cut the cable. Momma likes having a bazillion channels with nothing at all to watch on 'em, and you know what they say-If Momma ain't happy....
Saw it tonight. Did not see the trailer or read the movie description before watching.
Didn't care for it. For me it required too much disbelief in reality. The story was good, just a lot of "you've got to be kidding" when it came to actions and reactions.
I thought it as good…considering most of the crappy movies released these days.
Was it epic? No…
Did it keep my interest…yes.
7-8 out of 10.
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I streamed this tonight off Amazon and liked it enough. Plenty actually.
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