Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Quick and the Dead

The Takeaway: Always keep a pair of pliers with you cause ya never know when you'll need to yank out someone's gold tooth. Don't question me; that's what I got from this film! Oh, and Sharon Stone looks like Leo DiCaprio in a creepy kinda way.

Format: Netflix Instant Streaming, HD

First Time Screening. "Directed by Sam Raimi" usually brings with it a host of regulars - Bruce, Ted, goofy fun humor, extreme close ups on odd angles, and some good old fashioned thrills or chills. So my guess is The Quick and the Dead was directed partially by Sam Raimi AND partially by a studio not exactly willing to let him pull the trigger on traditional Raimi oddball insanity, cause there were only a handful of Raimi moments peppered in. It's always great to see Gene Hackman, and he plays his baddie character to perfection as always. Leo looks like he just graduated from Growing Pains here and didn't do much for me. I didn't get into Leo until The Aviator, Blood Diamond, and The Departed, you know, when he started using the big boy voice. But overall, this is still a fun little western flick. I just wish Raimi unleashed and came out with both his silly guns blazing. Enjoy, kiddies.

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