2016 PG-13 blu-ray 2:13 Action, Western
Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt Peter Sarsgaard Ethan Hawke, Cam Gigandet, Luke Grimes, Haley bennett
Directed by Antoine Fuqua and Written by Akura Kurosawa (based on screen play by Shinobu Hashimoto)
Remake of the 1960s western of the same name when a bunch of gunslingers band together to protect a small mining town’s residents from the thugs and ruthless gold tycoon.
Slow paced, but thanks to Chris Pratt’s ‘Best Magic Trick’ I’ve ever seen I was cracking up and kept me from turning the movie off. Though I really had it in the ‘Queue’ for dad.
I like the Native’s name ‘Red Harvest’ and the face paint is cool too.
This one I’d say to save for a roadtrip or a night in a hotel (or somewhere they don’t have cable)
The landscapes in this are worth a blu-ray watch, it was like watching moving photography from in an art gallery.
After his magic trick and a few other small comedic bits of Pratt’s I am really thinking that he was hired to move the movie along to feel like the pace wasn’t so slow. There’s some good quips and surprisingly not all are from the funny man.
Just when you start to getting bored, stop it eat or do something else then come back to it. I’d say the pay off is worth the build up which is pretty tense . Now I know I always say I don’t care if a movie is longer than an hour and a half or 2 hours as I’m getting my money’s worth but that also depends on pace… This one for me was 30-45 minutes too long.