A Danish western – The Salvation (2014)

Plot:

In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family’s murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.

The Good:

Casted well, with one exception (why do you need E.Cantona in this film!).

Really nice paced, wouldn’t hurt if the movie would be a bit longer than 90 minutes.

Editing is on a good level.

Music spaghetti western style.

Action sequences well constructed.

Photographed nicely, few unconventional shots, few really well know shots (S. Leone shots?)

Great locations (despite post-production manipulation); shot in Africa

The Bad:

Not much to complain about,

missed long-shots a bit (Italian western twisted my brain)

night scenes are a bit distracting ( watching them made me think if they shot them during the day…)

The Ugly

CGI – some cgi implementation choices could be skipped (fire and smoke  for instance), some were unavoidable (burning man), some seem weird (the canyons/ landscape)

Nyotaiju Gun Woman

there are really sick and awesome scenes in this movie, unfortunately there are also kitschy and pathetic moments that ruin the movie. Kudos for the lead actress for keepin’ it real till the end.

I wish the movie would be more darker…

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