So last night I watched Wyatt Earp, the 1994 Kevin Costner flick. I never intended to watch this movie, as it was one of those copycat releases that were so popular in the 1990s:
- Tombstone (1993)/Wyatt Earp (1994) (the Earp story)
- Braveheart (1995)/Rob Roy (1995) (crazy Scots who live in mud and fight those damn brits)
- Armageddon (1998)/ Deep impact (1998) (oh no! asteroids!!!!)
Rather than work on parts of the empire or the new directions I would like to go, I watched all 311 minutes of this thing. I liked the story, tracing Earp from trying to be a lawyer, to a drunken horse thief, to casino piss boy to accidental law man. He tried to get out of that business, but kept being dragged back in. It was always about the brothers, and making a place for them all.
The mountain of bison hides and the skinning and waste of everything else just made me want to barf. BASTARDS!