About Batman and the Cavalry
Some of you might know that I’m all about Westerns, especially now that I’m in the midst of writing one. Seeing as how the occasion presented itself and I was given the requisite time to do so, I watched Hostiles for a little escapism.
Whew. This ain’t one for kiddos. Tough stuff to watch at times, but on balance I really enjoyed the flick. Shot really well. Big wide-angle scenes that entrench the characters in the vastness of the western U.S.
And then there’s the people. Not a lot of warm and fuzzy moments in this puppy, but when they came I think the emotional payoff was worth the wait.
I rarely give credit to actors, but I have to say that Batman was extremely good. I bought his bit entirely. Of course there are exceptions—times when a performance truly dominates and provides the steam to push a story along. This is definitely one of those times. Way to go Batman. Your stint as a cavalryman was a great precursor to your time as the Caped Crusader.
I know. Not cool to make light. But it’s almost necessary, considering what a freaking downer this movie tends to be. That said, I wholeheartedly recommend it. I’d say more to try to make sense, but this is a “trust me and just watch it” recommendation. If you’re an adult. And you have an adult attention span. And if you’re in to gratuitous violence and horrific depression, this will be a total gas.
Cheers. See you after.