Thursday, September 18, 2014
Tombstone (1993) starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer is another one of those films that is at the top of my list. Not sure where it would be, but this is a film that I can easily watch over and over again.
Based on the life of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday and the wild west, Tombstone gives a glimpse of what life was like in the late 1800's. The performances by the entire cast was excellent and the gunfights were masterful.
A version of Tombstone has been attempted several times. Both before and after this version of the story. I found this one to be the best and what I would say would be the most authentic. The writing, direction and acting are outstanding.
However, this version does not need a reboot. Unlike Abyss and Krull where special effects could be improved and make the movies better if there were remade, Tombstone does not have that problem. My opinion is that there is nothing about this film that would need improving. This, I think, is the best version of the story.