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Appaloosa and The Duchess

October 11th, 2008 | Category: Opinions

So, last night some friends and I went to a late night double-feature, Appaloosa and The Duchess.

While it was definitely nice to see Jeremy Irons in something other than a spectacularly bad fantasy movie, it was unfortunate to see him in an astonishingly dull Western. A Western needs either brilliant dialogue, or amazing violence. Appaloosa had neither. The plot was boring. The characters were uninteresting. Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen gave absolutely flat performances. I don’t feel like it’s worth writing more. Just don’t see it.

The Duchess, however, was stunning. It was visually gorgeous, brilliantly acted and emotionally powerful. An excellent period film.

I know, I’m getting a little lazy about my reviews. I’ll step things up next time.

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