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A small town in Texas is under-siege by a group of thugs after the sheriff has caught one of the thugs. Together with the town's inhabitants and a vagabond, they must protect everyone else from harm. It's a little bit too long in my opinion and the subplots were unnecessary but it was certainly fun and stupendous. I love the ensemble of Wayne, Martin and Nelson. Especially in their sing song segment, it wasn't directly related to the plot but it has it's little charm and showing the American Spirit. The soundtrack is also incredibly amazing. it may not be as good as High Noon due to its cheerful tone, but nonetheless it's still a classic Western.
My favourite Western of all time. Though set in the Old West, High Noon was unconventionally different from all other Western in it's dealing with the moral dilemmas. Will Kane, a local marshall has just gotten married, but a notorious criminal who got out of the death sentence is going to arrive in town at noon has swore to have his revenge. Kane tried to enlist the town folks to help him but he faced rejection from everyone. Now that everyone has abandoned him, he has to face the criminal gang alone.
High Noon is special in many ways. Unlike conventional Westerns, it did not have much action, rather it focused on the dialogues and the relationships of the characters. The story also progressed in real time, meaning that events taken place are approximately the same as the time in reality. Lastly, the hero was saved by the heroine, very unusual but has a beautiful message (Kelly's performance wasn't superb at this point however).
Controversies arose in the different views on the themes in the film. Both the left and right celebrated the film. The left viewed the town folks as selfish greedy hypocrites (particularly at Pell) but at the same time criticized the individualism of Kane. The right enjoyed the individualism and the duty displayed by Kane and criticized the film for being un-American. Personally, I just love this film because of the pessimistic setting and the realism. It has Gary Cooper, how can anyone dislike Gary Cooper!?
Well directed and well acted. I don't like to discuss the Harry Potter films as they are incomparable to the books, but they did a decent job for The Deathly Hallows Part 1. It enhanced some parts of the books while I expected more on the fight scenes. Bonnie Wright is a terrible actress, I can't stand her. How can someone ruin so much of a film in just 5 minutes? Watson still performed her role well, so did Radcliffe. It certainly would be a good film for the die hard fans, but as a critic, it could have been better.
Beyond expectation. I can see a franchise coming along. The sequel picks up from where the first film left, Martin now became accused of the murder of his friends, no one would believe his Nazi Zombie story, even worse, he now has a zombie arm attached to him. Desperate, he enlisted the help of a group of American nerds and stumbled upon a gay museum receptionist, together they must wake up the Communist Zombies who died in a near by town to start a Zombie WWII.
The sequel is a much needed improvement to the first film, lots more gore, Troma styled humour and tongue in cheeck hilarity. It's everything a zombie fan can dream of. I cracked up so much, I love the writers. The acting was pretty average but the gore and witty humour made up for it. I have even more respect for Norwegian horror films, please keep them coming. A must see.