The western genre is widely considered a “dead” genre, but the new millennium has shown us this once great leader in entertainment can still pack a punch. This weekend a potentially magnificent film called “Hostiles” is released wide and I personally can’t wait to give it a watch. Before that however I thought about a few standouts in the genre that deserved to be recognized for those looking for a little pre-“Hostiles” viewing to get you into the action. As I’m known to do, I picked out ten of the best western genre movies from the last 17 years. These are my picks for the Top 10 Modern Western Films.
Day: January 24, 2018
We’ve seen countless films about the events during and after 9/11 over the years and occasionally those stories involve the war that was sparked as a result of the devastating attacks. One story we hadn’t heard yet was of the first group to take on the challenge of responding. “12 Strong” attempts to tell that story focusing on the first group of U.S. warriors who teamed with the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan to deal the first blows against the Taliban. Sporting a decent cast and a worthy story, “12 Strong” is entertaining enough, but it also delves into generic territory. So is it worthy of praise or just another average war flick? This is my review of “12 Strong”.