Russell Crowe and Christian Bale’s Western actioner “3:10 to Yuma” gets a poster (thumbnail to your left, bigger version below), and it looks good. Or at least, as good as a Western should look. Speaking of which, it’s been a while since a good ol fashion violent Western shook up the box office. More recently, Kevin Costner tried to recapture “Dances with Wolves” magic with “Open Range”, but the public wasn’t buying, despite “Range” being a pretty good old-fashion yarn. “3:10 to Yuma” may just be the movie to bring the Western back into vogue; or if not, then at least I’ll finally get to see another Western on the big screen, something you can’t count on anymore nowadays.
A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who’s awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.
Starring Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Vinessa Shaw, Ben Foster, Peter Fonda, and Gretchen Mol, and directed by James Mangold. The 3:10 to Yuma arrives ahead of schedule September 7, 2007.