You know what man-movies are, don't you?
I'm talking about the kinds of movies men watch that are full of fights, explosions, guns, explosions... and guns. Throw in some sports and perhaps a bit of gratuitous frontal nudity, and we're all set.
Oh, I know that many of the people reading this are women,and that women may like some of these movies, too, but that doesn't really matter. These movies were made for men, but if our wives, girlfriends, lifepartners or whatever want to enjoy them with us, so much the better!
By now, the men reading this post are smiling, and the ladies are probably rolling their eyes... but you gotta love the man-movie... it is the antithesis of the chick-flick.
In this genre, you won't find anything like "The Ya-Ya Sisterhood", or "Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants", "The Notebook", or "Thelma & Louise".
Here are some prime examples of the movies that I am talking about:
The Outlaw Josie Wales
Saving Private Ryan
The Big Red One
The Delta Force
Hang 'em high
A Fist Full of Dollars
High Plains Drifter
The Deer Hunter (especially the prison camp scene)
The Green Berets
Monty Python & The Holy Grail
Enter The Dragon
Fists of Fury
...and anything from the Three Stooges!
TTBM and Grimm are probably already listing titles in their heads. I won't go on about what makes a movie a man-movie, you'll figure it out soon enough.
Today's review is of a splendid little western from 1993 called: Tombstone
This movie is my second favorite western, immediately following "The Outlaw Josey Wales".
Have any of you seen this movie? It stars Kurt Russel, Bill Paxton, Val Kilmer, and Sam Elliot, as Wyatt Earp, his brothers Virgil and Morgan, and "Doc" Holliday.
To make a long story short, Wyatt Earp and his posse gun down a gang known as the "Cowboys" and rid Tombstone, Arizona of their evil influence. Along the way, Wyatt falls for the pretty singer/actress (played by Dana Delaney) that has recently come to town.
Although Kurt Russel was good as Wyatt Earp, my favorite character was John "Doc" Holliday, as portrayed by Val Kilmer (his finest work, as far as I am concerned).
This movie lasted about 90 minutes, but, in that time, some twenty-odd people are either shot or stabbed... men, you just gotta love it!
DISCLAIMER: I know that some of you ladies probably like some of the movies that I mentioned... but these really are made for us men.