cardiac cats wrote:Appaloosa 6/10
decent, if unspectactular addition to the western genre. Those looking for wild gun fights and crazy horse chases will be let down; the tone of the movie is more subdued... The acting and performances were great though, especially Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris- they had great chemistry together and were actually quite funny in the movie. However, I don't agree with the commericals declaring it the "next great western" ...A classic like Tombstone blows this out of the water.
I liked Appaloosa. Fortunately, I caught some reviews before I went that said it's humorous. Definitely not a typical Western as it's more of a lighthearted dramedy transposed to a Western setting. Still, it deals with a couple of things that most Westerns don't usually deal with (like what do people actually do out there, I mean, don't they get bored?) and it's shot in a very non-hero-centric way. Reminds me of Lonesome Dove and Dr. Quinn to a lesser extent.