Mercury Plains


2015  R  1:42  ‘Neo- western’     Scott Eastwood

 

Eastwood plays Mitch Davis who heads to Mexico with a friend, who disappears from the bar (and I don’t think is ever mentioned or shown again…WTF happened to him?) Mitch falls in with errr make that recruited to a para-military group fighting the cartel.

After watching it I realize I ordered it for dad.  Now there have been times that when I’e watched soemthing even though it wasn’t my taste I’ve occasionally like it… this is not one of those. This is definately NOT a buy for your library as a physical copy would et as dusty as the desert (and a digital one well I think would just kill your device!) not even really worth a rental (unless as usual you may be bored in a hotel or some place there is not much if anything to do)

 

 

Hell or High Water


2016  R (for some graphic Violence)  1:42  Chris Pine, Ben Forster, Jeff Bridges   Crime   Drama  DVD rental

With their family farm close to foreclosure Brothers Tanner and Toby decide to rob banks. Of course their plans go south  when a Texas Ranger catches their trail.

I liked the stand-off toward the end and how crazy Foster’s character could be.

Pacing was touch and go.

Best as a rental like if you have a subscription to Netflix streaming or disks. The movie is a one and Done deal (1 watch and that’s all you need) It’s a waste to buy, or rent from amazon (if that’s how you do)

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (2016)


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.

B-

 

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