'3:10 to Yuma' saddled with too many themes -- South Florida Su...

Fifty years ago, 3:10 to Yuma was a lean, mean morality tale that featured movie good-guy Glenn Ford as a villain, a desperado guarded by a poor farmer on their way to a train that will take the bad man to ... Full Story
Pago Pago Trojan

Toledo, OH

#1 Sep 7, 2007
Well, for one thing...back in those days, a train was NOT that close to being on time!!! Not even today...
Well, for another thing.....no afros in this movie? This is illegal.

“Historic American Greatness”

Since: Jun 07

The President & his AG

#3 Sep 7, 2007
Pago Pago Trojan wrote:
Well, for another thing.....no afros in this movie? This is illegal.
Are you making a racist remark or expressing an emotional desire? Either way, you come across as an incoherent buffoon.

“Historic American Greatness”

Since: Jun 07

The President & his AG

#4 Sep 7, 2007
This was a very good movie. Not to spoil part of the movie for anyone; but in the last 3rd of the movie when Bane’s character explains how he lost his leg and the conclusion that he came to afterwards made me think of our brave young soldiers dieing needlessly over a lie in Iraq. Did anyone else think the same thing? Very touching and very good performances by all.
Jackk

Pittsburgh, PA

#5 Sep 8, 2007
Just seen 3:10 To Yuma at the local movie plex and have to say it was really enjoyable. Kinda reminded me of those old "Spagetti Westerns" with the "Sunburned" outlaws and alot of "Bang Bang" shoot em ups. The acting, story, and specifically the music was surperbly done in creating that gritty western atmosphere. If you liked "Tombstone"
or "Unforgiven" you'll like this film. If you don't like these types of westerns...stay home. Also if your one of those spoiled high school
kiddies who liked the new "Halloween"
(you know the type who live at home where mommy and daddy buy everything)you might want to skip this film because it does have a good story. Go see the junk film "Halloween" again.
standards

United States

#6 Sep 15, 2007
I like the old 3:10 just fine, I feel if a director wanted to make a western, than write a new script. It would sell, as there is still a large western loving crowd out here. stop the plagerism hollywood and go to work. My grandmother was one of the original gene autry dancers!
Jackk

Pittsburgh, PA

#7 Sep 15, 2007
standards wrote:
I like the old 3:10 just fine, I feel if a director wanted to make a western, than write a new script. It would sell, as there is still a large western loving crowd out here. stop the plagerism hollywood and go to work. My grandmother was one of the original gene autry dancers!
I agree with you 100%. Hollywood these days can't come up with a good story/script on thier own. So what do they do? They remake good films that previous audiences liked years ago. This has been a recent trend in Hollywood. Hollywood really seems to be "RUNNING" out of ideas. I have been tempted so many times to write my own script and send it to some director over there. At least it would be something original compared to the recent "COPYCAT" films Hollywood's been releasing. Basically the recent remake of films only is geared to make money while entertainment value is apparently not thought of like it used to be.
Slickster

Miami, FL

#8 Sep 19, 2007
I, for one, am tired of listening to a thinly veiled Aussie accent monotoning lines that were written to be incisive. It doesn't seem to matter whether Crowe is playing a Roman soldier, an Alaskan cop or now, a cowboy, his delivery never varies. Guess his pop image keeps him making movies.

Personally, liked Ford - Heflin a lot better. Maybe a new vehicle would better show off today's movie stars, as so few of them can act.
jesboogie

Boca Raton, FL

#9 Sep 19, 2007
not that great a flick, wait for the DVD. jesse D
Old 3_10 to Yuma

United States

#10 Nov 5, 2007
I saw the old movie and I think is difficult to believe the bad gay siding with the poor farmer, going in the train to the end of the rope (hanging) and turning against his gang. Easier to kill the farmer, get the girl and enjoy the money in Mexico. Makes sense.
Mark

Washington, DC

#11 Feb 27, 2008
"The script makes Bale's Dan the very embodiment of this Wade assessment.

'Sometimes, a man has to be big enough to realize how small he is.' "

That wasn't Wade's assessment. The character that actually issued that assessment was Hollander, the guy that owned Dan's land and burned his barn.
german

Hazel Crest, IL

#12 May 6, 2008
what kind of jacket does ben foster ? in the movie?
Justifiably Bellicose

West Palm Beach, FL

#13 May 6, 2008
I didn't like the new "3:10 to Yuma." It was simply not credible, in terms of storyline. Every time Ben killed another member of the posse, I kept thinking, "How many of their number are they going to tolerate being picked off before they realize that it's time to KILL him and bring him in DEAD?!"

Besides that, they made him into some sort of superhuman, unerring killing machine. He reminded me of the depiction of Hannibal Lechter. Preternaturally good at being a crafty killer. It didn't ring anywhere near true. It was like watching a superhero movie.
Justifiably Bellicose

West Palm Beach, FL

#14 May 6, 2008
If you want to watch a really good western, get "The Quick and the Dead." NOT the dumb@$$ version with Sharon Stone -- the GOOD one with Sam Elliot as the protector of the effete family who were not prepared for the outlaws in the western territory. Excellent movie.

Another fun one is "Quigley Down Under."
harry

Doesburg, Netherlands

#15 Dec 8, 2009
Pago Pago Trojan wrote:
Well, for one thing...back in those days, a train was NOT that close to being on time!!! Not even today...
Well, for another thing.....no afros in this movie? This is illegal.
That is true, trains will never be on time.
and about the afros, just enjoy the movie...

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