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Thread #68876 Message #1163570
Posted By: Little Hawk
16-Apr-04 - 07:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: 'The Alamo' - superb movie!
Subject: RE: BS: 'The Alamo' - superb movie!
Here's a laugh. The Toronto Sun ("The Scum") today had an article saying that the new Alamo film "bombed" at the box office, because it's "boring". (They did give it credit for being very historically accurate.) They pointed out that the 1960 Alamo movie with John Wayne was a big success at the box office back then, because it was "exciting" (though historically very inaccurate).
Well, I've seen John Wayne's 1060 movie "The Alamo". It was incredibly tedious, grossly sentimental in a really tacky way, miscasted, and perfectly dreadful. It had the worst depiction of Davy Crockett in history. I'd give it 3 out of 10 for a big budget movie.
It's amazing how shit sells, isn't it? John Wayne was a big star in 1960, however, and that draws people.
I give the new movie 9 out of 10. The Toronto Sun can go suck an egg. They still miss Ronald Reagan sooooo badly....