Director: Alex Cox
Starring: Adam Newberry, Eric Schumacher, Jesse Lee Pacheco, Christine Doidge, Richard Anderson
I never thought I’ll see such a unique screenplay in a movie. Documentary, science-fiction, and western contribute to this indie film directed by the well-known British director – Alex Cox (Repo Man, Sid and Nancy).
The plot follows a film crew, who travel back in 1881. They want to film the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, but they arrive after the gunfight. So, they start interviewing only some of the participants. Each one of them has another story to tell, for their perspective, which will create an overview in the ending. I’m sure you saw at least one movie with this perspective-story idea.
I have to say that I’m not a western fan; I watched only 2-3 Western movies, so I wasn’t so delighted at first, but along the way, it became pretty interesting. The story is the main reason why I watched this film. On the other hand, acting is not so great. Sometimes the scenes are too long, which can be boring for some people. I think this film could have been done in only 50 minutes, not in 83 minutes. But anyway, you have to be patient with it. If you are intrigued by the story, you’ll watch it till the end.
I don’t think I’d recommend this film to everyone. It is only for the fans of western mainly, but also for the fans of movies from a different point of view. It could have been better. I’d give it 3/5 for the whole film, and maybe 4/5 for its original story. Enjoy it and stay safe!
You can watch it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BPLJC4N