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The Alamo

GENE

 SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

THE ALAMO

 

This Texas war for independence is much more realistic than the John Wayne 1960 version of The Alamo.

Great pains have been taken to recreate everything about the period, from weapons to clothing to the San Antonio Mission turned fortress, where in 1836 some 189 American and Mexican rebels were massacred by an overwhelmingly superior Mexican Army.

no matter how many times they remake this story, it's not going to have a good ending--kind of like General Custer's story.

They put in all the obviously important stuff, and touched on all the historical and dramatic parts to make this a picture well worth seeing, and a good history lesson.

Great sets, costumes, and a "historically" accurate script set the scene for one of the most boring movies in history.

Even Billy Bob Thornton (who is quite terrific) can't save this one.

It's one long exhausting battle after another until nearly everyone is left for dead.

Then it's time for one more long and exhausting battle.

Perhaps this is one battle best forgotten.

This movie, The Alamo, seems to be a historically accurate account of the famous attack that took place around 1836 in a former mission turned into a fortress in Texas.

I found this remake to be historically true, but not dramatically successful. I thought this film was emotionally slow moving and poorly paced.

Ironically, the most interesting elements of the picture seemed to take place away from the Alamo (in my view).


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