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