Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton
Kevin Jarre (Screenplay), George P. Cosmatos (Director)
Released: Dec. 25th, 1993
Runtime: 2 hours, 10 minutes
Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc Holliday when a gang of renegade brigands and rustlers begins terrorizing the town.
I know I can be a bit slow when it comes to classics, but I finally watched Tombstone today for the first time. There's already a Val Kilmer thread(who has become one of my top 50 actors from that dam...
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However, the film's attempt to bring the same tone and vibe of your typical old-school Hollywood Western into the 1990s makes the film feel a bit too dry at times, as does the film's tendency to revel a bit too much in broadly-drawn vignettes involving everything from tense showdowns to romantic melodramatics; even the better instances of such vignettes are dragged down by the lesser ones.
Anyway, after those first 50, The Cowboys finally butt heads with Wyatt Kurt and until the hour and 30 minute mark they make passes at each other all with the obvious goal of killing off Wyatt's brothers and bringing us to the last half hour where Wyatt goes stone cold cheese on everybody, culminating in The Cowboys suddenly suffering from Stormtrooper Arthritis just in time for the hilariously dramatic "NO" scene where he kills the Cowboy leader who's totally Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters.