Tombstone follows several people in their small western town of Tombstone (hence the name of the movie). Starring Kurt Russell (Wyatt) and Val Kilmer (Doc), this film is a true western. They don't make many of these anymore, and honestly I can see why. I just didn't find it an exciting movie at all. I know, this is going to be pretty hypocritical for me to say, but there was just too many gun fights! I know I know, that's what westerns are all about. And again, I know, in all the movies I "love" there's a ton of gun fights. But I feel like it's different in Westerns. It's personal. Shooters aren't hiding behind walls or pillars. They are face to face in a stand off. I don't think I like it very much. Did that stuff really happen back then?
So as I'm watching this, SPOILER ALERT - someone shoots the Marshall and then lawmen of Tombstone decide that they want to ban guns. This hits really close to home this day in age. Literally as I'm watching this, I'm also seeing on my news app that someone was shot no more than 10 miles away from me. What has this world come to? Why do people choose to shoot each other and cops for reasons that either don't exist or are absolutely not relevant (it's never relevant).
Okay, sorry I got a bit off topic back to the movie. So other than the fact that there's a ton of gun fights, there is also what seems to be a love triangle (or perhaps I should say quadrangle) brewing. Wyatt is married to a woman who is obviously a drunk, but he's interested in this other girl, who is also married to the sheriff (yes, I think that's right). Well... that doesn't go anywhere. Then there's the gun fight scene by the river/lake, I will say that was pretty awesome though. I'd definitely stay behind you Kurt Russell.
Like - what's the point of the beginning of the movie at the wedding? Was this just to build the "villainous" characters? Other than the fact that the drunk guy shot the Marshall, what other reason do the characters have for wanting to shoot each other? Poor Wyatt was just trying to retire! Guess he should have chosen New York City or something more Eastern.
Okay. So I wrote this review as the same time as watching the movie.. and I lied. The love quadrangle did turn into something.
Is Tombstone a real town? That's a pretty sweet name for a city, but if you couldn't tell I'm not the biggest fan of this movie. I especially didn't like (after the first gun fight scene) how Wyatt says "Did my good deed for today." UM WHAT? If that's your good deed remember that Karma is a bitch. I'm going to give this movie a "Hated It."
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"