Tip o' My Brain

July 7, 2011

A Fistful of Dollars in 13 seconds

Filed under: 13 Second Review,classics,Western — kryptobrent @ 1:33 pm

It seems cliched, until you realize this was the one that started the cliches.  It’s also an interesting study in story-making–Clint Eastwood’s Man with No Name has no motivation for interfering in the border town’s power struggle, nor for helping its downtrodden citizens. Yet we don’t worry about it. Maybe we accept that it’s what Western heroes do and just want them to get to it.

June 18, 2011

The Outlaw Josey Wales redux in 13 seconds

Filed under: 13 Second Review,Western — kryptobrent @ 11:10 am

Didn’t like it as much this time around. There’s enough of the bad–occasional bad acting, opaque character motivation and left-field plot angles–the lessen the good that is Eastwood. Still was pretty to watch, though, and the precision spitting still deserves special mention.

Maverick in 13 seconds

Filed under: 13 Second Review,comedy,Western — kryptobrent @ 11:04 am

There’s so much that shouldn’t work in this movie, and yet it does. Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster make the most of the feather-light material, and seem to have a great time doing it. As a result, so did I.

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