Appaloosa – Review
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. Â The first 20 to 30 minutes sets these two up as bad ass gun-men who lay down the law and get results. Â 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. Â 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. Â 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.