Tuesday, August 24, 2010

review: Tombstone

This is a [sort of] old movie that I watched again recently with my son -- whom, incidentally was not yet born when it was made. I've come to the conclusion that you should not try to review a movie you haven't seen in years because you may have been watching it with different eyes way back then. On several occasions I've seen a movie from years gone by and been hugely disappointed that it wasn't anywhere near as good as I'd thought when I was younger. This was not one of those occasions.

I really enjoyed Tombstone. It's proof that a movie done well at every level doesn't need any gimmicks or novelties to succeed. As a bonus, I looked into the historical accuracy of the movie later and found that it very closely followed the actual events that it was based on. A great movie and a little history to boot!

(Tombstone (1993): One star)