Posted on 1/11/11 04:20 PM
A true story of sorts just with the added effect of a helicopter, cigarette machines, computers and bolt action rifles in the mid eighteen hundreds, Walker is the story of a man who basically invades another country declaring it's for their best that America should rule it. It's an adventure story as much as it is a war film and a satire which had me enjoying it from the off.
Walker is a film that I believe doesn't take its self seriously but has a strong message with it, Walker is shown as a hero but yet it's obvious he is an absolute nob. He shows exactly what a nasty piece of work people who are given absolute power can be but at the end of the day still be perceived as the hero. Another thing I noticed was that Walkers army had muskets but whenever they get into a confrontation those muskets turn into bolt action rifles which I thought must resemble the difference in power when countries like America invade lesser countries Vietnam or something?
I spent about fifty minutes looking for Joe Strummer and Dick Rude's cameo appearance and when I found it, it was less than four seconds but still made me laugh. The key to the enjoyment of this movie was its absurdity like in Terry Gilliam movies and if the likes of Roger Ebert can't see past historical accuracies and every detail being perfect then they should shove a firework up themselves. That man just seems to make everyone's minds up for them and takes away peoples own opinions which make us all individuals.