Saturday, July 21, 2012

3:10 to Yuma

Yeah, finally managed to watch 2007 movie, "3:10 to Yuma" & I've got to say that I almost forget how much I like cowboy movies.

The main characters - screenshots from the YouTube trailer, "3:10 to Yuma Official Trailer!!!!!!!":


By the way, the movie is the remake of the 1957 film of the same name, making it the second adaptation of Elmore Leonard's short story Three-Ten to Yuma.

3.10 TO YUMA. 1957.


Completely agree with Roger Ebert in his review of the movie:
Mangold's version is better still than the 1957 original, because it has better actors with more thought behind their dialogue. Christian Bale plays not simply a noble hero, but a man who has avoided such risks as he now takes and is almost at a loss to explain why he is bringing a killer to justice, except that having been mistreated and feeling unable to provide for his family, he is fed up and here he takes his stand. Crowe, however, plays not merely a merciless killer, although he is that, too, but a man also capable of surprising himself. He is too intelligent to have only one standard behavior which must fit all situations, and is perhaps bored of having that expected of him.

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