Saturday, September 27

Movie Review: Dead in Tombstone

Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
Released: 2013
Genre: Western, Action, and Science Fiction
Rating: R 
Directed By: Roel Reine 

Where I Got It: Watched on Netflix

As a ruthless gang overruns a small mining town, they murder their own leader, Guerrero Hernandez, in a cold-blooded power grab. Sentenced to eternity in hell, Guerrero finds himself confronted by Satan himself, offering a daring proposition: deliver the six souls of his former gang and he will escape damnation. With time running out, he sets out on a brutal rampage to avenge his own death!


Guerreo - Danny Trejo
The Blacksmith/Devil - Mickey Rourke
Red - Anthony Michael Hall
Calathea Massey - Dina Meyer
Jack Sutter - Richard Dillane
Judah Clark - Colin Mace
Baptiste - Emil Hostina
Darko - Ovidiu Niculescu
Ramos - Ronan Summers
Snake - Edward Akrout 

This was def a Boyfriend movie. I came home from and work and he had this on pause. He said he was "waiting for me to come home, so I could watch this with him". I missed the first 10 minutes, but it was easy to understand what was happening.

I do love Danny Trejo and Mickey Rourke, so the combo was entertaining for me. Now...the thing with Danny Trejo is that he is NOT a great actor. He is alright, but he is totally badass and old. He's old, but he does 90% of his own stunts and fighting scenes. Kuddos to you man! That is why I like him. If I was an actress I would demand to do my own fights and the majority of my own scenes. Screw the scary ones like jumping out of burning buildings or driving fast cars. Nope.


The story was really intense! This guy, Guerreo is this gang (I think he was the either the leader or co-leader) and he is betrayed and killed by who he thought were his friends. Why they killed him? It is not explained or I missed it in the first 10 mins. I did ask Boyfriend and he just shrugged, so I assuming it was not explained in the 10 mins I missed. That annoyed me, but oh well. Well, this guy makes a deal with the Blacksmith aka Devil for revenge and his life. If he fails, well, the Blacksmith will own his soul and torture him for the rest of eternity. 

The action was really good and some of the acting was okay. I did think the role of the girl was totally unnecessary. She didn't help at all with anything. I think she did save Guerreo once, but she was totally in the way and getting herself kidnapped. >__> If they wanted to include this character they should have made her more badass or helpful, but she acted all tough, but ultimately was just a damsel in distress and an annoyance. I did like the fact that Guerreo was not hero...he was a bad man, who was still bad ultimately. He did help the town, but only because it benefited him. I'm glad they did that. 

In the end, this was a good action movie. The plot was missing a few key aspects and some of the characters were not needed. Some of the acting was to be desired, but some was pretty good. I would totally recommend this to those that love Western or action-y films. You'll get a kick out of it. In the end, I shall stamp this with 3 stars. 

Favorite Character(s): Guerreo, Red, and The Blacksmith
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Calathea and Snake (>__>)
Rewatch? Prolly not