|Finally saw this film last night and must say I enjoyed it. We had one failed attempt to see the film when the rib and rug rats called me at work to ask if there was anything I wanted to see from the video store. When I got home that night, they told me Blockbuster had no record of a film named “Sarah from Falls .” But a couple of days later, that miscommunication corrected, they retrieved it and I found it to be an above average film. But I’m glad I waited for the DVD so I could rewind and watch parts of it again, as the film makes a decided shift from a nearly pure action film to mystical and philosophical. On first viewing, I grinded my gears on that shift. I was lying back eating my popcorn being entertained and not expecting a shift. Even a brief foreshadowing in the middle of the film of the philosophical content left me asking, what was the point of that? So when the film shifted gears, it caught me unprepared and I was left wondering, what’s happening? So to prepare viewers without spoiling the film, when the Wes Studi Indian character is introduced at the water hole, start paying attention to what is said between the main characters and the two new characters introduced there and shortly thereafter. Note how the words apply metaphorically to the two main characters. I’ll leave it to you to figure how who the two new characters may be.
Up until that point, this is an action packed Rambo meets Outlaw Josie Wales meets the last half of Apocolypto film. In fact more than one plot device in this film is taken nearly direct from the latter film. So it is worth a rent, just be prepared for the shift and a Christian message that doesn’t seem to come out of Hollywood very much anymore. Also be prepared, some of the blood and guts is graphic and if that bothers you, it may not be your cup of tea. That being said, it is definitely tamer than Mel Gibson’s Apocolypto, that I compared it to earlier.
Last edited on Fri Jun 8th, 2007 04:20 pm by David White