Historical drama detailing the 1835-36 Texas revolution before, during, and after the famous siege of the Alamo (February 23-March 6, 1836) where 183 Texans (American-born Texans) and Tejanos (Mexican-born Texans) commanded by Colonel Travis, along with Davey Crockett and Jim Bowie, were besieged in an abandoned mission outside San Antonio by a Mexican army of nearly 2,000 men under the personal command of the dictator of Mexico, General Santa Anna, as well as detailing the Battle of San Jacinto (April 21, 1836) where General Sam Houston's rag-tag army of Texans took on and defeated Santa Anna's army which led to the indepedence of Texas.Written by
Disney forced Director John Lee Hancock to put clothes on the images of liberty on the Texan's drums. Images of that era depicting Liberty always showed her with a breast or both breasts exposed. See more »
The movie Alamo chapel is about 50 feet too deep into the compound. Look at the convento [correct spelling] wall at the Alamo plaza for confirmation. See more »
I wanna warn you all, I'm a screamer...
[screams as he is executed by Mexican soldiers]
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My wife and I both were deeply moved and impressed by The Alamo. We had fairly low expectations, based on the press (why listen?), but found The Alamo to be well-constructed, well-acted and uplifting (in a poignant way).
Obviously the PC gurus in charge of the media decided to torpedo this movie, since it does not parrot their current hype: that Americans stole the southwest from Mexico so let's just open the borders and let all those potential liberal voters in.
The historical fact that the 179 regulars and volunteers knowingly gave up their lives for the cause belies the implication that the Texians were just grabbing land--it was disputed territory.
The only flaws noted were in editing, probably owing to a recut.
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