Dances With Wolves Reviews
When we need to fight our way through death when fighting is all there is in some places. When we fight for our lives, fight for our side, fight for our country, fight for our people and fight to win. When we are done fighting to liberate ourselves from it all. When we are not done fighting to get another chance. When there is no use fighting to what is about to happen to naturally give up. When there is no point fighting back to what out numbers us. When fighting is all some people do when they are savage hunters. When not everyone wishes to fight when they believe in deeper connections with the earth and live in peace. When we wish to fight the good fight but get knocked right back down. When we see what makes us savage and have a will to fight is seeing the enemy who started the fight to only accept the challenge. When who we are we know fighting is all we do. When we know when and when not to fight to do whats right. When we see peace is only achieved through communication when fighting is not always the answer. When we cant fight what we dont know to find away. When its good not fighting when it leaves for better company we been fighting to have after being alone for long time.
When we see the vary thing we think wants to fight to think differently when not everything is everything we may think they ought to be. When we see how some people are, we can fight what we love when its in us to be alike and think alike when we all want peace. When we see others dont care much about peace or life when fighting everything for survival, profit and resource is what we all crave in harsh elements when it comes to fighting the environment. When we see we need to fight to survive but in a respectable way. When we dont see what others fight for when numbers dwindle but nobody cares when fighting our own survival. When we see that fighting is the answer when what threatens us we must fight to the death to survive. When we cant help but fight our urges to give in when whats right is right. When we cant help but fight our battles when whats wrong is wrong to choose the side we belong. When fighting has no limits when we fight ourselves, our former side, and fight to do what's right to see no purpose in others fights and choose a fight that means much more deep within. When we know we are fighting on the right side, along side, and side by side by those who we fight to protect and have a future with. When our fights last longer then we see when fighting for recognition and as a people who fought through so much to survive.
Well-intentioned but badly executed. After all the westerns showing Native Americans to be nothing but savages, a movie humanizing the Native Americans was due. Dances With Wolves may be one of the first movies to have a balanced approach in that regard.
However, that's where anything positive about this movie ends. The actual execution is quite bad. Director Kevin Costner turns what should have been a profound 2-hour journey into a 3-hour ordeal. Every scene is drawn out to the maximum and many scenes are there as padding making the move slow, dull and overly long.
As director he also favours long, drawn-out close-ups of the lead actor, who happens to be himself. Seems incredibly self-indulgent, slowing the movie down further and detracting from the plot.
Moreover, the whole tone is so preachy, moralising and pretentious. Turns what should have been a natural lesson to audiences into a soap-boxing sermon.
Undeservedly won the 1991 Best Picture Oscar. How this won over Goodfellas I don't know. Might be the Academy's dislike for Martin Scorsese or the fact that they tend to prefer preachy movies.