Thursday, January 24, 2008

3:10 to Yuma



The movie is somewhat like Sanjay Leela Bhansali's version of Devdas. Cinematography is brilliant, great costumes. Poor direction, bad script. I know this is a remake too, but since I haven't watched the original, I am not in a position to compare.

Christian Bale is supposed to have lost his leg. Well, if you watch the movie (the climax in particular), it doesn't seem so.

I like Russell Crowe. I enjoy watching his movies. I liked parts of this movie too, but for most of it, I was confused.

This is a very different kind of a western - the good guy is taking in the bad guy, not because he wants to do the right thing, but for the money - to pay off his debts and to show his son that he is a "hero".

The bad guy doesn't shoot the good guy when he has a chance (and there are plenty). The good guy doesn't shoot the bad guy either. In the climax, the good guy asks the bad guy for HELP escaping from the bad guy's friends - so that - the good guy can take the bad guy to prison.

If that doesn't seem weird enough, check this out - the bad guy actually agrees! (and I thought, bollywood was lame). Not only that, but the bad guy ends up shooting his friends (who had come to rescue him, btw).

These are just a few examples. I think, if the direction was better, some of the pathetic script could be swallowed.

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