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Thread #68876 Message #1169449
Posted By: GUEST,cuterick
23-Apr-04 - 10:44 PM
Thread Name: BS: 'The Alamo' - superb movie!
Subject: RE: BS: 'The Alamo' - superb movie!
Hey, this was a GREAT film - the Alamo set was absolutely PERFECT,dead on the money - I've been there several times, and the Alamo in this motion picture looks EXACTLY like the real thing...
Billy Bob Thornton was SUPERB as the latest movie version of Crockett - in fact, I don't believe his performance as Davy Crockett will ever be surpassed... This guy's up for an Oscar! You BELIEVE Thornton as "Crockett" - right through to the death scene at the end of the battle.
I could have done COMPLETELY without Jason Patric and his over hammed-up performance as Jim Bowie: whipping out his ridiculous large blade every 3 minutes - REALLY obnoxious!
I could also have done without the prissy way in which Patrick Williams portrayed William Barret Travis -
Randy Quaid as Sam Houston - let's not even GO there! Quaid's portrayal consists of overacting the role to the point of being silly. If he roared one more time in the movie I thought I would throw up!
As I said before, it's Billy Bob Thornton who simply saves the day for this film, along with the superb set and believable battle scenes... If you haven't seen this movie yet, GO - you'll enjoy it.