Appaloosa – Review

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Appaloosa is a western written(screenplay) and directed by Ed Harris, Starring Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen as wild west travelling peace keepers who move into a town that is overrun with the villiany of Jeremy Irons and his gang.

This movie starts out really well, as westerns go, and if I liked westerns more maybe I would forgive it’s numerous short-comings.  The first 20 to 30 minutes sets these two up as bad ass gun-men who lay down the law and get results.  The rest of the film mostly ruins that setup with the addition of a love interest storyline revolving around Renee Zellweger, who I don’t really care for in anything.

There were so many boring scenes that I really felt like I was living in this sleepy town in the middle of New Mexico where nothing happens from day to day.  Jeff commented on a series of scenes that each only lasted a couple seconds and basically went day, night, day, night, day, night because they had to explain how they were waiting for two weeks for something to happen.  I’m not even going to go into how ridiculous the romantic storyline is or how full of plot holes.

Rating: There is nothing worth seeing in this movie, unless you are a hardcore western fan… Actually Viggo and Jeremy Irons are very good in their scenes, but watch another movie with them in for good acting in a good movie.

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