I have always had a soft spot for westerns. They don't make many of them these days, so I was hoping when I went to see '3:10 to Yuma' that it would be really good. After all, the only way Hollywood makes more of a certain type of movie is if one breaks through and is successful.
This film didn't disappoint. Starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, it delivers in just about every way a movie can. It has a suspenseful script, excellent performances by the actors, and was flat-out well made.
I won't bore you with a review because there are a thousand other places a person can visit on the internet that provides more thoughtful movie reviews than I can provide. In my 'Sites Worth Visiting' list on the right hand side of this page, there is a link to Roger Ebert's web site where he provides a review that sums everything up pretty well.
Brad Pitt's new film is also a western and is about the life of Jesse James. I haven't seen it yet, but 'USA Today' gave it four stars in last Friday's paper. Of course, that is just one review, but it might be worth checking out as well.
Westerns could be making a comeback.