MOVIE REVIEW: 3:10 to Yuma (R)

9.16.2008 — 2 Comments

I didn’t expect to enjoy 3:10 to Yuma as much as I did. This was another borrowed-from-the-library flick that I didn’t hear much about when it was in theaters.

It’s definitely a Western for this generation. I was disappointed in the on-screen language that took place from nearly every character in the movie.

As I watched I tried to imagine what it must’ve been like to live in the West in the 1800’s carrying pistols everywhere you went, wondering what Russel-Crowe-like bad-guy was hiding around the next canyon waiting to shoot you for your pocket watch.

The redeeming storyline of “bad guy (Crowe) still has a little bit of good in him” was a bit misleading at the end of the film and even a bit confusing.

I never grew up watching “old Westerns” except every once in a while, but if the trend of recreating “old Westerns” continues, I might be able to get into that genre of film!

  • Beth

    Great movie! I totally enjoyed it.

  • http://www.chrisatkinsmusic.com Chris Atkins

    I think that Ben Wade respected Dan for his toughness and for his willingness to do whatever it took to win the respect of his sons. He didn’t want Dan to die for nothing. He wanted Dan’s son to see that his father truly was a hero.

    But after that, the man simply didn’t want to be hung. I can’t say that I blame him for that.

    All in all it was a great movie…minus the language of course.