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3:10 to Yuma, *review*

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  1. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    I was expecting "3:10 to Yuma" to be a "good" movie. Just good. The ads say it is the best western since "Unforgiven". So I sat with the girlfriend eating dinner, and trust me, this movie does not disappoint.

    This is what movies are supposed to be. Reasons to go to the theater. Movies that attack you emotionally. And movies that remind you why you dedicate 2 hours of your time to sitting on your ass.

    Russell Crowe leads a phenomenal cast in this movie set in the late 1870's or so (sometime shortly after the civil war). Crowe plays a murdering, robbing, sociopath. He is a smooth talker, with great leadership qualities he shows running a gang of outlaws.

    Christian Bale is the co-star playing a desperate rancher trying to find a way out for his family. He was injured in the war and is trying to find a way to make his boys proud of who he is. Bale puts on a riveting performance that would steal the show if Crowe wasn't such a strong actor.

    *storlyine
    Crowe comes into Bale's small southern town causing chaos after pulling one last job. They have a couple small run ins before Crowe's character is trapped and arrested. He needs an escort to the 3:10 train to Yuma prison for his hanging. Bale volunteers for a $200 payday.

    The story follows them through the west on a week long journey trying to run away from Crowe's Loyal gang trying to break him free. A strong bond builds between the reluctant Bale and Crowe. After several breakout attempts, Bale is the only one still alive to take Crowe to the train. After 2 hours of rioting events, the movie ends with a shocking twist of redemption and honor.

    The supporting cast is great. They all add a great piece to the movie. I few cool cameos from people like Luke wilson make it fun.
     
  2. jeffie7

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    Weird, I just got this from netflix 2 days ago for blu ray.

    I'd say 4/5 its a movie I wouldn't miss but I'm guessing I wont watch it again.
     
  3. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    well, i'm a movie freak. so i follow a lot of stuff more than just the main movie. I follow the screenplay quality, editing, score, lighting, angles,and all that shit. it's a very well put together movie IMHO. but i'm a nerd.
     
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    I hear you, its a good movie no doubt worth watching.

    They could have at least slipped some boobies in there some where =(
     
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    I really enjoyed 3:10 to Yuma. I am watching No Country for Old Men at the moment.
     
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    i liked it too. the crazy mofo (the dude from alpha dog and the punisher) had a great supporting role IMO
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    yeah definitely. Love that guy.
     
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    Oddly enough, I just "rented" it on xbox live a couple days ago. Kick ass movie.
     
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    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Very good movie. I saw it as kind of a backup plan in the theaters when 'Shoot Em Up' was sold out. Glad I did.

    NCFOM, is also very good. I own 3:10 on Blueray, and No country on regular DVD. :ph34r:
     
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