Sorry for not posting yesterday. I lost internet for the day and could not post.
Thanks Aalya Rain at Fangirl & Farmgirl recommending Young Guns.
JT/King Valun at The Window on the South requested that we review a "historical fiction" movie so here is the review for Young Guns which is a "historical fiction".
We watched Young Guns the other day and later that day we watch a show named Brad Meltzer Decoded on the History Channel. The show is about the mysteries of history and the epsiodes that we watched was about Billy the Kid who was in the movie Young Guns which we just watched. Surprisingly the movie is not that different from history is a few key parts but it is a movie and it changed the story to make it more interesting.
Directed by: Christopher Cain
Genre: Western, Action,
Release Date: August 12, 1988
Running Time: 107 minutes
MMPA rating: R
The Good: Emilio Estevez as Billy the kid was very good, Great western shooting action, Some awesome scenes, Some of the movie was very humorous,
The Bad: Some cheesy dialogue, Bad acting by some of the minor characters,
Warning: This movie is rated "R" for graphic violence, profanity, and other mature content.
Plot: The following plot summery is copied from Wikipedia.com.
John Tunstall (Terence Stamp), an educated Englishman and cattle rancher in Lincoln County, New Mexico, hires wayward young gunmen to live and work on his ranch. Tunstall is in heavy competition with another well-connected rancher named Murphy (Jack Palance) and their men clash on a regular basis. Tunstall recruits Billy (Emilio Estevez) and advises him to renounce violence saying that "He who sows the wind will reap the whirlwind." Tensions escalate between the two camps, resulting in the murder of Tunstall. Billy, Doc (Kiefer Sutherland), Chavez (Lou Diamond Phillips), Dick (Charlie Sheen), Dirty Steve (Dermot Mulroney), and Charlie (Casey Siemaszko), consult their lawyer friend Alex (Terry O'Quinn), who manages to get them deputized and given warrants for the arrest of Murphy's murderous henchmen.
Billy quickly challenges Dick's authority as leader, vowing revenge against Murphy and the men responsible for killing Tunstall. The men call themselves "The Regulators" and arrest some of the murderers, but hot-headed Billy is unable to wait for justice. He guns down unarmed men and goes on to kill one of his fellow Regulators in the paranoid (but correct) belief that he was still in league with Murphy. The men are stripped of their badges, which they find out about by reading a newspaper. That same paper also confuses Dick for Billy, showing a picture of Dick labeled "Billy the Kid," a nickname to which Billy takes an immediate liking. Watch the movie to what happens next.
Plot: 7.9/10- The plot is loosely based on true events. The plot was good but had some cheesy plot choices.
Action: 8.3/10- The action scenes were top notch with some really cool shoot outs.
Acting: 7.7/10- With the exception of some minor actors the acting very good with
Special effects: N/A
Soundtrack: 8.1/10- The soundtrack was different from most westerns with a 1980s rock theme which I liked.
Comedy: 7.8/10- Young Guns had some very funny moments like when they got high on cactus juice.
Overall: 8.0/10- Overall Young Guns is a fun and entertaining western.
Closing comments: If you like western you should check Young Guns.
Recommended for: Western fans, Action fans,