3:10 To Yuma & The Game Plan

A couple of plane movies that turned out much better than I expected.

I picked the 3:10 To Yuma as I hadn’t seen a western for a long time, and wasn’t really that worried if I fell asleep. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it for it classic western escapism and shoot on sight stuff, and while not the biggest Russel Crowe fan I really liked him in this movie.

I picked The Game Plan so that I would fall asleep as I was convinced that the theme of a arrogant successful sportsman finding out he had a daughter and becoming a better person would be one big cliche, and in a way it was. But it was fun! Well enough acted with some pretty funny parts and some good characters, it is actually well worth watching.

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  1. I’ve got “3:10 To Yuma” on my … “planned acquisitions” list. I’m pleased to hear you recommend it. I’m also looking out for Seraphim Falls, which came out at about the same time, I think.

    If that’s put you in the mood for a good western, I thoroughly recommend Open Range.

  2. I think I’ll have to see the 3:10 to Yuma. I’ve seen the original, but not the remake. (Is there an original movie out there???)

    Just saw The Wicker Man on HBO last night. The one with Nicolas Cage. Now, I like a lot of Cage’s movies. Especially his older stuff like Raising Arizona. Hilarious. But this Wicker Man, I thought it was the worst bit of tripe on cellulose. I would like to see the original UK version. (Yet another remake. See, what I tell ya?) At least it’s supposed to be decent.

  3. 3:10 to Yuma was very enjoyable. Although The Rock is somehow part of my family through mariage somewhere along the line (no joking here!) I usually stay away from these kind of movies. Not my cup of tea. Then again I watched “No Country for Old Men” last night, and I figured that there must be something wrong with me. Every critic rates this movie very high, it got numerous Oscar nominations, but to me it’s a pointless boring violent depressing movie, about ….. hmmm. … nothing really. It’s art for art’s sake, and to me, that has no value what so ever.

  4. As I haven’t even heard of that film I will take your word for it 🙂 I reckon it is simple really – is alla bout of you enjoy the film at the time you watch it. Depends on mood, circumstances etc etc.

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