With the release of three western movies, dare we hope that there’s a revival of the western on the horizon? A lot of fans, one of the biggest might be me, would dearly love to see the return of blockbuster movies about the old west. It makes more sense to me than stories of gangs, mobs, and modern day violence. I long to escape the problems in today’s society and return to a time when the settlers struggled to put down lasting roots on the rugged prairie. Seems to me returning to the past would give our kids more strength, more reason to resist the dangerous temptations they face daily. Just knowing why and how we got to where we are is powerful stuff. To me anyway.
We have three new westerns either on the big screen now or about to show and each features some of the biggest names in the business. Premiering today, August 25th, is September Dawn starring Jon Voigt. It revisits the 1857 massacre of a wagon train of settlers by Mormon fanatics and how they blamed it on the Indian tribe in the area.
Then on October 5th a movie everyone has been anxiously waiting on reaches the theaters …. The Assassination of Jesse James with Brad Pitt!! Be still, my heart. I surely love to look at Brad. You’ll find me in line at the box office. 🙂
Cheryl already posted the next movie — 3:10 to Yuma — in her very first post. Oh, Russell Crowe! What a hunk. He’s certainly doin’ his mama proud. Can’t think of anyone better suited to personify the rugged western cowboy. Not sure when it starts but it’s been well-advertised. Check out these movies and if they do well at the box office our editors might buy more western romance stories. Worth a shot.