Mookie4ever wrote:3:10 to Yuma - 6/10
Very very disappointing ending. A potentially good movie got really corny and stupid.
I loved this movie 10/10, one of my favorites in a long time. Here is why I loved the ending, I would love to hear your feedback as to why you didn't like the ending.
I really liked the movie until the end. The thing that made the movie good was the evilness of Crowe's character. He was a perfectly believable self-centred bad guy. He had no conscience and had an almost superhero killing ability.
In the end though he completely unbelievably throws it all away and kills his entire gang because he wants Bale's character's son to respect him?!?!? What a stupid hollywood ending. Everything about that character that I had previously liked I now hated. The guy that killed one of his captors with a dinner fork turned out to be a typical hollywood charicature sap.
And then there is Bale. One minute they are crouched down in a building pinned down by snipers and a dozen people shooting at them, but once he gets Crowe on the train he is able to relax and give a satisfied job-well-done smile and just stand there with a dozen people shooting at him. Of course he is going to get shot. How frikin stupid. Did he suddenly have a death wish? Is getting himself shot going to get his son to respect him any more?
From the begining of the dash from the hotel room to the train the movie sucked and ruined what to that point had been a good western. It turned out to be Unforgiven with a Disney ending.