Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tombstone (1993)

Wyatt Earp Movie #1

Synopsis: If you’ve ever wanted to see Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Jason Priestly, Powers Booth, Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton and Sam Elliott sport huge, larger-than-life moustaches, this is your film.

Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “A sizzling star-studded cast brings to life the legendary battle to deliver justice to TOMBSTONE!”

What Did I Learn?: Apparently, when you and your men are pinned down by gunfire from two directions, your best course of action is to get up, start blasting and charge the enemy shooters, berserker-style.

Really?: 1) See “What Did I Learn?”. 2) So wait...Ike Clanton and the scummy sheriff throw away their red sashes (signifying they have abandoned the gang) and the good guys just let them go? What if they return, looking for revenge?

Rating: Tombstone is an enjoyable re-telling of the shootout at the OK Corral and its aftermath. Russell is good as the arch-realist Wyatt Earp, who at first wants to simply make some money after a long career as a lawman. Kilmer, however, steals the show as the courtly-but-very sick Doc Holliday. Tombstone is solid entertainment. 8.5/10 stars.

1 comment:

  1. Kilmer is amazing in this movie...check out another decent film with him "The Salton Sea".


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