I had that feeling of this from the trailer. Kinda looked, but it never showed where I thought it might be goingI tried, managed almost one hour. It’s really boring. And I love Westerns. But Unforgiven, this ain’t it.
I thought the trailer showed hints of a western version of Perdition, but ultimately it appears it's not. Or at least a more boring version of it.Always fancied this to be honest, looking forward to it.
Vibes of Hanks in Road to Perdition. Which is still my favourite of Hanks' offerings.
Definitely no whimsey but there's not ZERO military love, if you find that off-putting - the typical "war makes people grim and unfeeling" is swapped for "war makes people grim and unfeeling...unless you're Tom Hanks and then war makes you an upright citizen with a strong moral compass." But generally there's no eulogising about which side was 'right' in the civil war (hint: it was the Union) and there are THE VAGUEST of mentions about Hanks having demons in his past. I struggled while I was watching as to whether that was a criticism of the movie or not, the fact that it's mostly all backdrop and context to what's basically a father/daughter bonding movie, and I fell down on the side of "it sort of is a criticism but not one that is a big deal in this specific instance."Sounds good. I like Hanks, but find most of his films a bit whimsical for my taste and/or military worshipping. This seems like a bit of a change of pace, so will give it a go.
I thought this was very perfunctory. The 'world-weary older man reluctantly escorts troubled young girl across country and they bond' trope is bordering on cliche at this point. (why not a world weary older woman and young boy?) and I found it's character depictions a bit on the simplistic side. It was enjoyable though. I like Hanks, and the girl grew on me over time, much like she did on him. Gorgeous cinematography, but we've seen it all before. 6/10
Hate westerns but will watch this as i am a tom hanks fan, i have read a review in the indpendant that really just moans about the missed opportunity morality wise, re indigenous peoples, doesnt actually tell you if the film is worth watching of course to busy harping about white mans burden, jesus am i sick of all this! None of it was anything to do with anybody alive so lets get on with it.
I think if you really dislike Westerns, Tom Hanks sure isn't going to change your mind in this movie.Hate westerns but will watch this as i am a tom hanks fan
I mean... for the sake of my conscience I have to hold up my hands and say I did this too.i have read a review in the indpendant that really just moans about the missed opportunity morality wise, re indigenous peoples
True. True.A gorgeous episodic western with a mute girl. But just one mute girl, not two. And without three brutal hangings, two women's tongues cut out, a baby with a crushed head, animal and human character alike put down with an antique bolt gun, multiple throat and face slashings, women forced to wear face cages, a child graphically bushwacked, and a dumbstruck dad eviscerated and left to die tied up in his own entrails, with plot nods to Chinatown and Sommersby, it's no Brimstone.