#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home.
Plot: A Texan traveling across the wild West bringing the news of the world to local townspeople, agrees to help rescue a young girl who was kidnapped.
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One of the MOST boring attempts at making a Western by a Top shelf actor to date.. Hollywood really needs to come to grips with fact they NO longer have what it takes to make these kind of films…and havnt for a few years now…
Now continue on with the worlds dieing films, or Zombies, or female assassins, or better yet the ANTIFA genre of destroying neighborhoods and hating this country… The whole anti white male genre is a real boomer… but they need to stay away from Westerns… seriously.. For starters… your fresh out of masculine leading men that will work on a crappy script….
Ya this is one genre that is lost to the arts
Tom Hanks and Director Paul Greengrass have combined to create a truly moving and memorable western which is one of the best films of 2020.
Hanks stars as Captain Kidd; a former Confederate Captain making his way in occupied Texas in the post-Civil-War era. Kidd travels from town to town reading various newspaper stories of interest to gathered locals who are too busy or unable to read the news and look forward to his lively interpretations of news of interest on a local and national level.
On his way to his next location; Kidd comes upon a fair skinned blonde girl wearing Native American clothing and speaking a tribal dialect he does not understand. The fact that their cart has been overturned and a lone male is hanging from a tree leads Kidd to uncover the tragic history of the child.
According to documents he discovers in the wreck; she was taken during a raid and her parents and sibling killed. The tribe that raised her was subsequently killed leaving her an orphan twice over. As such; the girl named Johanna (Helena Zengel); is to be taken to a nearby town and remanded to a local agency for transportation to an Aunt and her husband over 600 miles away.
Kidd sees it as his duty to take her to the nearby town which is confirmed by some passing Union soldiers who occupy the area during the Reconstruction era much to the scorn of the locals who are stinging from losing the Civil War.
Things do not go as planned as Kid is told that the authority in charge of such cases is away for three months so he must either wait or deliver the girl himself.
Thanks to the help of a former soldier under his command, Kidd sets out on the road to Dallas and then to the very dangerous areas beyond as he attempts to take Johanna to safety.
Along the way the two will face danger, challenges, and bond on a very memorable journey.
Hanks is very solid in the role and his character is compassionate yet complex. There is a reason for his generosity and he attempts to make peace with the pain and regret in his life by trying to do what is right and coming to terms with what has plagued him.
The film moves at a steady pace and does not have many extended action sequences but when action does arrive it is central to the story and never seems gratuitous.
Zengel is a great pairing with Hanks as the young German actress will be one to watch going forward. She is able to convey so much without an abundance of lines and you can clearly see how well she and Hanks clicked.
The visuals of the film are scenic as the audience really gets a look at the rugged beauty of the land and life during this era. It was fascinating to see what Dallas and San Antonio looked like in the 1860s after knowing them as the modern cities that they are today.
There is much to like about the film and I am eagerly putting “News of the World” on my best of 2020 list and I truly hope this film gets the recognition it deserves come awards time as it is truly a wonderful and inspiring film that is cinema at its finest.
4.5 stars out of 5
A Little Stale but Watchable
I didn’t really love this film. I think it is competently made and you can tell the director knew what he was doing, i just think it was pretty average.
The story is very slow, it is almost a road movie. You can see the ending coming from a mile off. I just don’t know if this was a story that needed to be told.
The script was pretty beige to me too. It wasn’t gripping. It wasn’t really passionate either. It just felt like a movie script from a western from 2006 that we have all forgot and you may have rented from blockbuster once but you don’t really remember it. It just wasn’t fresh.
I do think the set pieces were pretty good. They looked really nice and in turn provided some lovely shots. I didn’t love the colour of this film. It was very muted. I get that it was a western but it just looked really grey and washed out. Maybe this was a choice i just didn’t love it.
The acting was pretty good especially from the two leads. Some of the other acting was a bit over the top and out of place. Some of the antagonists seemed like pantomime villains and i also think when they were on screen the script also sagged. It turned into Saturday mourning cartoons a little bit.
I do think some of the action scenes were engaging however. I think they were pretty tense and enjoyable to watch.
I think you could watch this, just keep in mind it is slow. Do i think it should win any awards. No. But you could definitely check it out.
The safe side
I think it is a very safe choice from Tom Hanks in his first western movie. Well written, Well directed. It’s enjoyable Trip-story where you find a beautiful relationship tale.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Director Paul Greengrass
Writer Paul Greengrass (screenplay by), Luke Davies (screenplay by), Paulette Jiles (based upon the novel by)
Actors Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Tom Astor, Travis Johnson
Country USA, China
Awards Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 70 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa LF, Panavision Vintage 65 & Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arri Alexa Mini LF, Panavision Vintage 65 & Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (4.5K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema