Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Dead in Tombstone (2013)
Guerrero (Danny Trejo) is the leader of a notorious gang who gets double-crossed and gunned down by his former followers. His soul is swiftly sent to Hell, where he meets the devil who is known as "The Blacksmith" (Mickey Rourke) and manages to broker a deal with him. Basically, Guerrero gets his life back if he can deliver the six wicked souls of his murderers in a very shot period of time. Chaos and carnage commences shortly thereafter.
I can't say that I was terribly impressed with the film. In a nutshell, it's Machete set in the wild west.
The Blacksmith character was an interesting way to portray Satan, so I'll give it a couple points there, but otherwise it delivered exactly what I expected. No big surprises, nothing particularly creative about how revenge was exacted, and no really memorable characters to root for. Just a lot of blood and bullets with a few good lines thrown in for seasoning.
What I really didn't like about it was the glaring contrast of a few scenes with a lot of really obvious CGI mixed into a generally gritty-feeling film. I understand that they needed a cool way to illustrate that souls were going south, but it came off as being to much like The Matrix for my taste.
I'm also not going to say that it was an awful film, because it wasn't. It just isn't my cup of tea and I think that folks who dig westerns with a dash of fantasy mixed in might really enjoy it.
Film Information: Dead In Tombstone