I finally got around to seeing the Alamo. I missed it during it’s run in the theaters and have been waiting rather intently for the DVD debut. I’ve seen several other movie versions of this famous battle and was naturally curious about the tempo and nature of the latest rendition.
The film was alright…although I found myself a little disappointed by the lack of background information regarding the Texas situation during the 1830’s. In keeping with the current trend regarding historical movies, this one went further than the actual battle of the Alamo to include the Battle of San Jacinto an equal event of historical significance. All around acting was decent, but I especially enjoyed Billy Bob’s portrayal of Davy Crockett. Crockett is traditionally viewed as a larger than life frontier legend, epitomized by John Wayne in a previous movie. Thornton reduced this legend, exposing a rather scared individual, easily embarrassed by his fame.
Good god I’m a dork. Hopefully I’ll have something more interesting to write about soon!