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)

 

 

Diablo


2015  R 1:22 Scott Eastwood as Jackson   modern western

 

a Former soldier suffering from PTSD 7 years after after the civil war in Colorado (territory). He sets out to save his wife Cassandra Alexandra (something like that) has been abducted just as he gets home, and along the way he unravels as the memories of the conflict come flooding back. He’s able shoot one, and when he catches up to him, the Mexican tells him he’ll get what he deserves and that he is damned. (WTF did he do?)

Ok this movie is getting head trippy, is he supposed to be a ghost, otherwise why would his own wife, would start screaming when she sees him? Did he finally crack and has split personality disorder? I am still so not getting it but that is how you end a movie! And I like that last shot or 2, seemed vintage.

I originally order this for my father and I’m not crazy about westerns, but I thought why not give it a try. for me it was a weak story, but then maybe you can figure out what to me is the head trip. I do give it bonus points for the climatic end none of that epilogue crap most other movies do.

C

Diablo available for most formats via Amazon

Now I mainly posted the cover art for one main reason… They say Scott looks so much like his dad when he was young. I caught a minute of a Clint Eastwood movie one day while channel surfing, I don’t remember what the title was but for those of you that have seen Clint’s westerns, I’m sure you will recognize this pose; as it’s the reason I’m mentioning this. The scene I saw of Clint, he was posed like this and I said DAMN!~ History DOES repeat itself!  And That has to be creepy,  looking at your son who looks just like you when you were around that age!