OK, this may seem like a bit of a re-tread from an earlier post when I compared My Darling Clementine and Tombstone with one another, but considering how pressed for time I am, I really didn’t have much of a choice. I had originally intended on getting bummed out on Schindler’s List or follow up yesterday’s Reservoir Dogs with another Tarantino classic True Romance (which was called Breakaway in the Phillippines). But alas, here we are, oddly enough with my second Kurt Russell movie in ten days. At this rate, I’ll be watching Miracle for 2004.
So what is there really to say that wasn’t said already. The My Darling Clementine comparison pretty much said it all. I do still love Val Kilmer in this movie and Russell and especially Sam Elliott are excellent. This movie is just so well-cast…. Wow, if that wasn’t a half-assed paragraph, I don’t know what is. (Can you tell I can’t wait for Day 100 to hit?) I honestly have no idea how I’m going to fit the next two days in since I’ll be down in Long Beach covering Comic Con. But I’ll find a way to screen Forrest Gump and The Usual Suspects. What would be a great cross-over line from those two moives? Maybe, “Keyser Soze always said, ‘Life’s like a box a choc-a-lates’… And the *poof* he was gone.” Annnnyway off to Fanboy central.