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KevinV01 Jul 2024 9:20 a.m. PST

I went to see Horizon yesterday. I enjoyed the movie. The sets and production values looked good. Lots of action, not as politically correct as I thought it would be. It was a bit rambling but it is an epic so, I'm good with that. A real test is my wife enjoyed it. Overall, we are looking forward to part 2 and hopefully part 3.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Jul 2024 9:27 a.m. PST

…and Part 4

Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2024 10:26 a.m. PST

Critics have not been kind. Holds a 40% on rotten tomatoes. I have thought about seeing it but I just don't want to watch another 3 hour movie! Glad you liked the film. Hopefully catch it on streaming.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2024 10:36 a.m. PST

Thanks for starting this post. I'd ask Bill to crosspost to the Old West board as well.

I want to see it, but I don't want't sit through a 3 hour movie. I may break down and do it, but I don't know. I am tempted to just buy a ticket but not go to the movie because I do want to support someone who is willing to make a Western. I like Costner as well.

ccmatty Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2024 11:14 a.m. PST

I saw it with my wife on Saturday night. We didn't mind the length of the movie. I found it to be very interesting.

There is a lot going on in the movie. A number of different backgrounds and contexts and a number of different character groups in different geographical locations from each other. For example (without being a spoiler), there is a group in Montana, there is a group in Wyoming territory, there is a group in Kansas heading west, the is an army base (I think in Colorado), etc. I do think they will all converge with each other at some point (in episodes 2, 3 or 4).

I general, I love Kevin Costner and really appreciate he was willing to stake his own personal assets as collateral to fund the film. He obviously is passionate about this era of American history.

Hitman01 Jul 2024 1:55 p.m. PST

I have enjoyed all of Costner's movies and his Yellowstone TV series despite the critics so called "expertise" criticizing his talents. As for the length of his movies, I say bravo for giving people their money's worth as movie theatre ticket prices are ridiculous especially as you have to purchase online and they charge you for a handling fee?! I wish Kevin great success in this venture!!

mildbill01 Jul 2024 3:35 p.m. PST

Will watch in the comfort of my own home once available to stream.

MrMagoo01 Jul 2024 5:12 p.m. PST

Grattan54, I don't put much stock in what the "critics" say on Rotten Tomatoes… These are the same people that rated Star Wars: The Acolyte a whopping 83%… The Audience score was a much more realistic 14%, which I believe is generous. That show is a flaming dumpster fire and could very well be the downfall of the entire Star Wars franchise.. but, I digress. Don't trust the critics on Rotten Tomatoes, they are clueless…

Fitzovich Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2024 5:54 p.m. PST

Spouse who is a big fan of Westerns saw it on Saturday and was very, very disappointed with the movie. She said the critics were right on this one.

KevinV01 Jul 2024 9:22 p.m. PST

I didn't mind the length, there was lots of action/suspense so the time flew by. My only problem was not as much time with Kevin Costner on screen. He is a great actor and steals the scenes. Not that the others are not good. Luke Wilson was great as well.

Old Contemptible02 Jul 2024 9:16 p.m. PST

Does it have any ACW scenes in it?

SeattleGamer Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2024 10:32 p.m. PST

This is one where I will wait until all planned parts are done. I would hate to get involved in this, and then after (for example) Part 2 they decide its not making money and viewership is declining, so they just stop.

But if they make all they plan to make, I might pick this up as a DVD at some point, or stream it, depending on the price.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2024 12:39 p.m. PST

@Old Contemptable -- not really, but most of the movie is supposed to take place during the ACW.

I took my 15 year old son to see it today. It went fairly fast for a 3 hour movie, and there is a fair amount of action in it. Costner pushed it as far as the number of story arcs is concerned. Probably about the most you can go without losing track of who is who. I'd rather see less characters and more character development. Overall, a decent movie and, as I stated up thread, I want to support a guy who is still willing to make westerns.

donlowry05 Jul 2024 5:11 p.m. PST

I've often wished that Costner would do a remake of John Wayne's The Horse Soldiers, but more historical. or better yet, very historical. I think he'd make a good Grierson (or would have when younger).

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