Worth Watching - Aug 6: Ed Harris' Appaloosa Trailer
The first trailer for Ed Harris' western Appaloosa has been released. Last year when both 3:10 to Yuma and Assassination of Jesse James hit theaters, I predicted that the western genre might be attempting a return. While I would hardly call one extra film a return, this has an impressive cast and looks fantastic, so I yet again might ask whether westerns are indeed trying to make a comeback? Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris star together as hired sheriffs in a small western town. They're joined by Jeremy Irons and Renée Zellweger. This trailer for Appaloosa looks fantastic and definitely has potential, but I'm wondering if this will be another forgettable western or something more. Take a look below and decide for yourself.
Watch the trailer for Appaloosa:
You can also watch the Appaloosa trailer in High Definition on MTV
Appaloosa is co-written and directed by actor Ed Harris, who only previously directed the 2000 biopic Pollock. The script was written by Harris and fellow actor Robert Knott and is based on the novel of the same name written by Robert B. Parker. The film will be premiering at the Toronto Film Festival this September before being release domestically later this fall. New Line Cinema, under operation by Warner Brothers, is releasing Appaloosa in limited theaters starting on October 3rd.
Reader Feedback - 38 Comments
well....looks like a western. i doubt that it's more.
Matthias on Aug 6, 2008
seemed to miss that spark or intrigue that a trailer needs - I'll still go watch it given the casting.
dom on Aug 6, 2008
Looks good. Longing for a well told herostory.
John on Aug 6, 2008
Anyone know where the music is from?
Jeremy on Aug 6, 2008
i'm interested...i like harris in this role, looking badass but that whole "you go first" piece has been worn out...
wetworks on Aug 6, 2008
i think the music could use a litte more........twang
Josh on Aug 6, 2008
it looks good, shame it's been done before
minadrake on Aug 6, 2008
This looks like a great western with a great cast, especially Mortensen and Harris reuniting since "A History of Violence". Great story, clever dialogue. And its a western, what is cooler than a western.
Fish on Aug 6, 2008
I love these actors and Ed Harris is so talented I will deffinatly support this movie. Looks like a good western. And Viggo already looks like a damn cowboy so it's a sure fit.
Dave V. on Aug 6, 2008
Really looking forward to this. Harris and Mortensen are great actors; I, also, think that Robert B. Parker is the best working novelist today. I'd love to see someone do justice to his Spenser character on the big screen.
Dave Lister, JMC on Aug 6, 2008
Kinda reminds me of Way of the Gun but they are good guys. Looks good Viggo is amazing and Ed harris and him were both great together in History of Violence. Lookng Forward to it.
Ripper on Aug 6, 2008
"An Ed Harris Film".....that cracked me up. Like that carries any weight. Need to go to IMDB to see if Ed's directed anything else. Great actor, and what a cast! But the trailor looks like any other western.
Film Fan on Aug 6, 2008
this looks good
Darrin on Aug 6, 2008
Fisherman on Aug 6, 2008
Looks Fun but more films should have Jeremy Irons such a cool guy, even the name, Jeremy Irons more films should have Jeremy Irons
me on Aug 6, 2008
#11 what about that trailer reminded you of "way of the gun"?besides that there are two guys vs. many and they have guns. just curious but i agree with the rest of your comments
robert on Aug 6, 2008
I love Westerns and also both Ed Harris and Viggo Mortenson...the trailer seemes pretty solid but the cinematography didnt wow me in the trailer...what made 3:10 to yuma so good for me was how authentic it looked...this made me think of a set, not the actual "west"...but any movie with Jeremy Irons being badass I am all for so I will be seeing this most likely...
Maxx on Aug 6, 2008
Sort of interested. Jeremy Irons in a western is an interesting choice.
Brian on Aug 6, 2008
think they may have overdone mortensons outfit though, looks more like a mexican bandit, pancho villa type
harrison on Aug 6, 2008
This has Tombstone-quality potential here.
kevjohn on Aug 6, 2008
Look great!, definitely watching it
Hector N on Aug 6, 2008
I love good westerns, and given that that aren't many that come out, this is a must see for me. Looks like it could go either way though, the trailer didn't necessarily capture me.
Echelon on Aug 6, 2008
With that cast I'm sold.
Xerxex on Aug 6, 2008
i don't like the cowboy movies, i think they suck... buuuuut all the rules have their exception and my exception is Brokebreak Mountain
lalola on Aug 6, 2008
dont care what anybody sez....I F*&^ING LOVE IT...........
moldybread on Aug 6, 2008
I saw a whole lotta' tombstone in that trailer. Looks good, but... seen it, haven't I?
Manda on Aug 6, 2008
@lalola - you're a chick, right? Of course you liked Brokeback :p
avoidz on Aug 6, 2008
PREDICTION - THIS MOVIE IS GONNA BE A SUPER HIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...i will be there on opening day. and for those talkin that sophomoronic crap about "seen before"---it's all been seen before, kiddies. all been done before. it's who is in the deal--and how they deal the deal. harris, mortenson, zellewegger, irons--and lance henrickson--I AM COMPLETELY THERE...and you should be, too.
a-dub on Aug 6, 2008
#27 Yes I'm a girl... but I think I have a very good taste of movies, the think is that I really don't like this kind of movies
lalola on Aug 6, 2008
Ryan on Aug 6, 2008
I was wondering about the music also..... Anyway, looks good and I will see it.
Tomi on Aug 6, 2008
#6 I agree. A little more twang.
Joshua on Aug 7, 2008
anyone who has read the book knows this is not a typical western. the trailer is very careful about what it reveals and i'm stoked to see the end result. expect award buzz for harris.
kellen on Aug 7, 2008
oh by the way...... viggo doesn't look like pancho villa! he is carrying a belt with eight gauge shotgun shells ,which is straight from the book. hence the rambo- esque image of his character.
kellen on Aug 7, 2008
who cuts these things together!!!!!? Thanks for ruining the ending by showing our two heroes lying in the dust as Rene cries over them. It might be for a split second but it is there. Idiots!
Chrisbo on Aug 7, 2008
eldin on Aug 8, 2008
Loooks very very good I have always liked westerns.
Freako on Aug 10, 2008
The music from 1:10 - 2:00 I think is 'Audio Machine - House of Cards' used on both the Gone Baby Gone and Pride and Glory trailers
gary on Aug 21, 2008
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