The same year, Ethan Hawke starred in another western The Magnificent Seven (2016), which is a remake of the classic western opposite Chris Pratt. Chris Pratt had starred opposite Karen Gillan in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) as Peter Quill. See more »
Travolta's character sees that Paul has a McClellan saddle and trapdoor Springfield rifle. He questions whether Paul deserted the army when fighting Indians in Kansas or Oklahoma since the Civil War was over. Oklahoma was called Indian Territory until 1890 and wouldn't have been referred to as Oklahoma until after the Indian wars were over. See more »
I like Hawke in this role. He does a good job. In fact the whole cast does a good job.
This movie however is just written on napkin. It's like a class for writing where the teacher asks what are the main elements of western and then you tie a thin red string through that.
I do not understand why big names are in this movie at all. I thought perhaps maybe there was a national competition and that fresh out of school kids won and that the actors joined up for charity's sake.
There is however some humor in this movie. They sort of managed to make traditional western dialogue a bit cheeky. I managed to get through it, but I was questioning why the whole time. 3:10 to Yuma or True Grit are great movies. This does not make the cut.
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