The Worst Film Ever
Slow pace in the most part of the movie.
At first rather annoying in its heavy emphasis on reenactments, this movie ultimately proves fascinating, simply because the complicated, highly dramatic tale it tells still almost defies belief.
Great example of an old-fashioned, pure-at-heart escapist event movie that doesn't pretend to be anything that it's not and has boat loads of fun being its own ludicrous self.
Very few films shake my soul particularly at my age,this movie made me think about all the madness and pain man causes one another from an objective point of view. I think about mans madness often, but this is a truly extraordinary and perfectly laid out example of how insane and truly self destructive man can be no matter where we come from.This film was perfectly acted and filmed in such a beautiful manner, the score was complimentary not over bearing. I truly felt I was watching man through Gods eyes and felt terrible about the choices everyone made but understood where everyone was coming from. It was watching the world stay beautiful as man played out their ugly and messy lives on some of the most amazing backdrops.This film deserves higher praise than I am able to articulate, I'll just leave it at that.I'm not saying this to elevate myself or demean anyone, I truly mean what I'm saying. If you don't like it or get it, you are blessed with closed eyes and ignorance that could bring happiness in such a cruel world with a cruel past. I might be mad that you don't like the movie,but deep down I envy that ignorance it's the only thing that can bring peace to ones mind.
Early in the movie when the Captain is pissed and walking out of the room, the Colonel orders him to stop. The Capt's military discipline overrides every angry bone in his body to follow orders, which puts the Capt in turmoil. I can 110% relate and Christian Baile performed it perfectly. Hazaah.
That is vicious! That must have been at least an R rating immediately.Good mouth plan.Books, the smart phone of the Old West.Raisins and pickles for a month?! Oh my lord.A fort without walls?Very high attrition rate.
.....it slowly morphed into a meandering mess. The acting was decent all around but the seepage of 'pc' grew . A self-awareness is good for anyone esp. those who dealt in combat as a constant threat as these characters did but what didn't ring very true was the time period 1892 - New Mexico Territory. There were railroads that went straight up to Fort Collins-CO and the reference to Fort Pearce was across the Green River in Utah Territory close to St. George - no where near to a trek to MT esp. having to cross the Green River.The violence was warranted but it was constant but the most foolish stunt was the final violent scene with the father and his 3 sons - all four racists at least per the father's remarks. Reminded me of that colossal mess 'Dances With Wolves' although not as agenda driven as that sloppy film was.The west was settled by 1892. Had the setting been 1868 or 1876 yeah credible, it wasn't.