On a train to Yuma…

Thank you, Louise. Thank you, because thanks to your love for Russell Crowe I got to see what I can say is the best western I have seen. It may not be the best ever, but it’s the one I’ve enjoyed the most.

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Said western is 3:10 to Yuma.

This movie is about Dan Evans (Christian Bale), a veteran of war who only has one leg, and his odyssey to get Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) to the 3:10 train to Yuma prison, where he is to be executed. Evans’s ranch hasn’t gotten water in a while and his cattle is dying out and he is deep in debt. He needs money to pay it off and to be able to bring his ranch back to life. This is why he accepts to take Ben Wade to the train in exchange for 200 dollars.

Everything in this movie is good. Everyone is brilliant. Bale and Crowe are flawless. Ben Foster plays Charlie Prince, Wade’s right hand, and he’s SO good. He’s a cold-blooded criminal who is loyal to death to Wade. Logan Lerman plays Dan’s son, William, and he is also great. He plays a brave boy who disobeys his father in order to do what he thinks is right, and help him take the prisoner to the train.

I very much enjoyed the character develpoment in this movie. There are good and bad people, but nothing is completely black or white. Sometimes criminals can be more loyal than “good” people, and good people can do terrible things in the name of “justice”.

Thanks again, Louise. This was a very satisfying movie, and I recommend it very much!

See you soon!

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4 thoughts on “On a train to Yuma…

  1. Oh, I’m so thrilled that you enjoyed it!! I love this movie so much. The acting is superlative. Bale and Crowe together…so good to see two actors at the top of their game, bringing out the best in each other. I hope they work together again. Oh joy, oh bliss…you loved it too!!!

      • I agree! And Ben Foster…I’d never seen him in anything before, but have watched him in a few movies since…he is stellar in everything. This one, he was so crazy…scary and funny crazy.

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