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A Very Belated Movie Review

By Wyatt Earp | June 27, 2009

I had the extreme pleasure of watching 3:10 to Yuma last week, thanks to the blessed creation that is TiVo. (Showtime was running it.) I didn’t expect a whole lot, since it only grossed about $53 million during its release, but with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale headlining the film, I had to see for myself.

It didn’t disappoint.

The basic plotline is as follows: Rancher Dan Evans (Bale) volunteers to transport captured outlaw/killer/serial robber Ben Wade (Crowe). Evans and a small posse escort Wade to Yuma, in order to catch the 3:10 prison train. There’s only one problem: Wade’s gang is in hot pursuit, with orders to free Wade by any means necessary.

Great dialogue, deep characters, and fantastic gunfights pepper the film, and I ended up watching the last ten minutes three times in a row. It was sheer awesomeness.

Oh, and for the record, after Crowe, Bale, and the awesome gunfights, Ben Foster (as Crowe’s right-hand man Charlie Prince) is the best thing about the movie.

If you liked Tombstone, Wyatt Earp, or Unforgiven, see 3:10 to Yuma, post haste! It’s that good.

Topics: Movies | 7 Comments »

7 Responses to “A Very Belated Movie Review”

  1. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    June 27th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Have you seen the 1957 film with Glenn Ford?
    Good stuff.

  2. Morgan Says:
    June 27th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    I’ve seen the remake and yes, it’s real good. I’ve also seen the original and yes, it’s real good as well.

    I’ve always felt the part of Ben Wade was tailor-made for Glenn Ford, but Russell Crowe delivered in his own right.

  3. Raptor Says:
    June 27th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Just saw the ‘07 version two days ago. Loved every second of it.

  4. deadcenter Says:
    June 27th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    didn’t like it.

    was okay up until the “we can’t go that way, that’s Apache country”, so they go that way and camp and make a fire so big that it can be seen from space. they then get attacked by the only three Apaches with rifles that can’t hit the broad side of a barn. When Crowe walks into camp with Bale over his shoulder and then rides away with the horses, I was ready to walk out.

    Try Apaloosa.

  5. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 27th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Mrs. Crankipants – I have not, but I heard it was very god.

    Morgan – He was very good in this, but I think he’s good in everything.

    Raptor – The last two minutes are fantastic.

    Deadcenter – Haven’t see that one, but your Apache point is well-taken.

  6. Woody Says:
    June 29th, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Yeah, that was pretty good Wyatt. Have you seen “Shoot ‘Em Up” yet? Nothing you’d watch with the kids around, but it’s a hilarious spoof of action movies. I laughed my ass off watching that one.

  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 29th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Woody – I heard the lovely and talented Monica Bellucci is in that. Yummy!