AppaloosaDear Ed Harris:

We purchased and watched Appaloosa, the movie you co-wrote, directed and starred in, on DVD Friday night.

I would like my $12.99 and 2 hours back, please.

It had, well, YOU in it.  Viggo Mortensen.  Jeremy Irons.  Lance Henriksen.  It was based on a novel by Robert B. Parker.  It had the potential to be absolutely drool-worthy on so many levels I can’t even begin to go into them.  What is was, though, was a 2-dimensional piece of doo-doo that has been done before – and done to death, I might add – with Rene Zellweger as a Wild West nymphomaniac in school-marm’s clothing thrown in for…what?  Shits and giggles?

Do me a favor and go back to making movies like, I dunno, The Abyss?  At least it was mildly entertaining to watch Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio chew up the scenery and Michael Biehn go whacko…for nearly four hours (bless James Cameron’s self-indulgent little pea-pickin’ heart).

At any rate, Ed – hon, sweetie.  Please understand that I am quite sincere in my request that you never, ever, EVER make one of the Spenser novels into a movie.  ‘K?  Thanks.



9 thoughts on “Lal-Appaloosa”

  1. Gosh I hate it when I dole out money for a movie and it turns out to be a pot of doo doo…. Your’e right. We should get our money back for garbage products.

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  2. I almost rented that movie this past weekend but was going to in the near future. Mainly because I love Viggo Mortensen(looking at him). But, now I’m glad that I didn’t waste money or my time…thanks for letting me know!

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  3. Renee Zellweger as a nympho, what’s not to like? 😉 Still, thank you for the warning.

    OH! I just got it: Lal-Appaloosa – Lollapalooza. Very nice! Hard to put one past ME I tell you, I’m sharp like a bowling ball!

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  4. hmmm…wasn’t this a Brando movie last time? And great horse and western fan that i am, i don’t think i liked it them either…too bad, it sounded like it would be an improvement this round, at least in the scenery department.

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  5. ROFLMAO. I LOVED your review. I’ve felt like that before about movies. “A two-dimensional pile of doo-doo”?? Love it. OMG. You should write reviews for a living. Seriously. I laughed my hiney off reading that. And that’s no easy feat, considering my hiney is nothing to sneeze at. LOL

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