The more they stay the same. Just because I’ve moved websites and changed the name of the blog doesn’t mean that I don’t get really, really, really excited when a new western comes out, especially when it’s a remake of one of the all time classic westerns, 3:10 To Yuma.
The new version, featuring two of my favorite actors in Christian Bale and Russel Crowe, has raised my hopes to a level not seen since Open Range. The fact that Rotten Tomatoes score the new 3:10 as 81% fresh (a good sign) and cnn.com gave it a positive review only fills me with even more hope. When given a choice between a good western, and well, pretty much anything else, I’ll pick the western 99 times out of a 100.
In other movie news, I will also probably go see Shoot ’em Up, for a couple of reasons. Anything that Entertainment Weekly describes with this sentence “But then its pulpy violent excess will tip over … into slightly more excessive excess. That’s its silly, scuzzball joy” has my attention. Additionally, I would pay money to watch Clive Owen read out of the phone book.
I’ll let you know what I think about 3:10 to Yuma, just as soon as I convince my wife that a western with Christian Bale and Russel Crowe is totally worth her time.