The camaraderie between he and Earp is one of Cinema's most pleasurable buddy pairings and no one can deny the pathos he creates in his tragic exit. My point of this long-winded rant is that Mickey Rourke has essentially ruined what could have been a golden opportunity comeback to fulfill his early potential as one of the great actors of all time, and now he has resorted to starring in utter dreck like this film, which is an absolutely abysmal production and something that any actor should be embarrassed to list on their resume. On the other hand this does have Trejo in it for more then 5 minutes and Mickey Rourke is also in this for added fun. Hot on the heels of those modern-day classics came two individual accounts of Wyatt Earp's legendary life as a lawman. His fans will watch this either way so what I will say is that this is pretty cheesy with a ridiculous plot. His excellence can't help but play second fiddle to a scene stealing Val Kilmer, who has some of the best dialogue since Mr Blonde shared breakfast with a group of crimms in black suits. Although it was a fairly decent effort, offering a consuming account of the gunslinger's whole life from his humble upbringing and the death of his first wife to his renowned battles with Outlaws like the infamous shoot-out at the Ok Corral.
With time running out, he sets out on a brutal rampage to avenge his own death. However if you're looking for a 'popcorn' take on the lawman's life then you need look no further. It opens with Earp ending his stint as a Kansas law officer and heading for Tombstone with his brothers Virgil and Morgan and their families in toe. I also like that is was a new twist on the old revenge for death plots Westerns show. Sentenced to eternity in hell he finds himself confronted by Satan himself Rourke , offering a daring proposition: deliver the six souls of his former gang and he will escape damnation.
Unfortunately this film isn't remotely similar to Angel Heart in any other regard, which was one of the best films of the 1980s in this humble critic's opinion; Dead in Tombstone, by contrast, is Dead On Arrival har, har and a truly bad film. Man, what happened to Rourke? Cast Cast overview, first billed only:. The film wasn't a big hit financially, but critics loved it, and it had a huge ensemble cast. When he wakes up in Hell he makes a deal with the Devil in order to live again. Camera tricks, editing and sound made this movie enjoyable even though the plot was predictable. As of September 29th, the third film is in production, and Rourke's name is absent from the cast.
And there was also lots of action throughout the movie. But their star quality charisma sadly fails to lift this movie out of the muck of poor writing and pacing. The only remotely interesting thing about this film? Rourke, you only have yourself to blame for this. As it stands the movie is pretty forgettable. Then he bad-mouthed Marvel Studios, claiming they butchered Iron Man 2. Along with its contemporaries Young guns or The Quick and the Dead, the movie aims more for blockbuster appeal than a deep and endearing dramatic approach.
Showing flashes of Clint Eastwood, but without ever looking like he's trying to imitate him, he provides a competent lead and proves that there's certainly a lot of truth to that statement. So what's not to like? It is poorly made the low budget stands out at every turn , poorly acted Anthony Michael Hall is the villain - enough said , and poorly shot the lighting is atrocious at times. This movie has the entire elements to keep you entertained, is believable as a western and visually acceptable with its supernatural theme. It's a standard revenge flick, set in a western atmosphere. Guerrero must use all his dark powers in order to defeat Jackson and find redemption…or die again trying.
The storyline was rather entertaining as it was a classic western, spiced up with some supernatural elements. Fans still ask which is the better of the two accounts of Wyatt Earp's life that were strangely released around the same time. Father Paul as James Jordan. Within a couple years, these things had happened: he publicly dissed The Expendables 2, claiming he wouldn't return unless they paid him more. So far, Wyatt had done well to keep himself clear of any kind of feuding or trouble, but one fateful night a barbarous act forces him to arrest Curly Bill Brocious the leader of the desperadoes.
Other then that this is another movie for Trejo fans. Sure, I didn't have much of any expectations to begin with, so I was easily surprised. This is a true western in the way that there are no zombies or other gimmick to make people watch. Guerrero is forced to protect a stolen relic from getting into the hands of Jackson Boomer Jake Busey, Starship Troopers and his gang of soldiers, but Jackson will stop at nothing to raise his comrades from the dead and bring the wrath of hell upon earth. You know everything you need to know in the first 5 minutes of the movie and if you are like me and have seen a lot of action movies you'll even be able to accurately predict many of the set action sequences before they happen. I'm a huge fan of both Trejo and Rourke and seeing them on screen together was a lot of fun. To begin with, Mickey Rourke is more likable than when he was in his youngest days and Danny Trejo no much to say: always looking tough and mean.
The only complaint that can be made about Tombstone is the lack of any real depth found within the story. The 1990s looked set to be a promising decade for the Western genre after the Oscar darlings Unforgiven and Dances with Wolves cleared up the Academy respectively in 90 and 92. . He shows a flare for building tension that runs smoothly throughout the beautifully shot set pieces. If you like the more dramatic western and have no problem with an epic runtime, then Costner and co's biopic maybe the one for you. Not a huge deal since his character had no chance of coming back anyway, but it's more burnt bridges.
His rivalry with an underused but adequate Michael Biehn as Johnny Ringo is compelling and their dual makes for an irresistible climax. If your looking for great dialog and deep character development then you may want to save this one for a day you just want to be entertained. I give it a C+. Sure, this is not a major Hollywood blockbuster, but it definitely was a surprisingly nice movie. Where as genre classics like Unforgiven offer an emotionally charged drama that snuggles so neatly with the always-ungratuitous gunplay, Kevin Jarre's story falls into the 'popcorn western' category. I would have liked to see a less action oriented flick with the same premise that let Trejo and Rourke's acting chops shine.
On his audio commentary for the Tom Cruise drama Vanilla Sky, Cameron Crowe describes Kurt Russell as 'Hollywood's best kept secret'. Especially when taking into consideration the synopsis for the movie, and the fact that it has Danny Trejo and Jake Busey starring in it. He claims a narrative that he was out of work entirely for a decade, but the truth is, he was just appearing in really crap films. The last western that i enjoyed was Tombstone and don't get me wrong, this movie is no Tombstone but the camera work makes this movie visually enjoyable. Once again this is a Danny Trejo movie which means this will be a short review. The western elements are played for full cartoon caricature stereotype and look decent enough while being obviously anachronistic, there's just no real excitement to the movie at all. He was never cast in the film, and the plot was re-written to involve a younger character in his place.