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I actually thought this film was interesting mainly BECAUSE it took some liberties and deviated from all the other versions of this work. It actually made more sense to me the way it was done here. I thought it looked pretty nice also and it was cool seeing Peter Fonda in a role that seemed to really fit him.
The biggest problems with the film were casting. Other than Fonda and the guy playing the Russian I felt the actor choices were not the best. I have nothing against the guy from Silver Spoons but he really seemed pretty ill at ease most of the time. He and the leading lady Victoria Platt had zero chemistry...nada. I would have liked somebody like Sean Patrick Flanery playing the lead. Another problem were the costumes worn by the Indians.....I think they could have come up with a look a bit more unique than what they did. They didn't look terrible but just seemed to me to be to much like typical Indians as opposed to a tribe that had been living beneath the surface of the earth for centuries.
I wouldn't say this was the best movie I've ever seen but it helped me pleasantly pass a couple of hours. It was pretty unique actually, some good concepts put forward. Certainly a lot better than a 4.5 which is what it scored here. I usually appreciate it when someone comes at a classic yarn with a slightly different angle than the original. This is called being CREATIVE and there isn't so much of that in Hollywood today with all the reliance on computers to dazzle folks with eye candy.
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