I love Debra, but casting her in this role is eye-rolling. James Stewart is very believable in one of his better western performances, while Jeff Chandler gives the best performance of his career here and also the best performance of the movie too. Broken Arrow was made first, but held up over a year before release soWinchester 73 was actually Stewart's official return to the west. Look at it, you'd think it was bad. Interesting from an historical perspective, and also from a purely dramatical perspective. Against all odds, his solitary mission into Cochise's stronghold opens a dialogue.
However, his good-guy image and delivery goes a long way to create the patronising feel of the movie. Broken Arrow has plenty of flaws but for sheer explosive entertainment you could do a lot worse. Travolta overacts while the Slater keeps flashing his charming smile like this is some silent movie. But perhaps a little more? Hans Zimmer theme for Deakins ripped off movie Scream 2 for Dewey David Arquette theme. Christian Slater as the Good guy, the Hero was cool and John Travolta was an intriguing character and hilarious, damn what a rush. Butboth films had a lasting impact on his career. To the film's credit, several of the peripheral Apache characters are played by Native Americans, including Jay Silverheels and John War Eagle.
The love interest isn't an idiotic supermodel playing a nuclear scientist or something, but a park ranger, also doing her duty. I love Broken Arrow to death! John Travolta made an excellent villain and delivered some pretty cool lines - all credit to the script here for avoiding too much cheesy dialogue. If you like action movies filmed entirely in parking garages and spooky allies, then you will not appreciate the settings in this film in America's majestic West. Nothing got in my way of everlasting enjoyment of seeing people die, bombs going off and the baritone guitar instrumental. Hans Zimmer has done a great job on the track, it had me pausing the movie and rushing to try it out on my guitar.
Never glossing over just how hard peace is going to be, Broken Arrow retains intelligence and a sensitivity even as breakaway factions from both sides for example we see Geronimo split the Apache and form a renegade front are intent on killing off the peace process. Nevertheless Broken Arrow's message is an eternal one. Action fans will be pleased by how who treats the heart-pounding excitement and pure action as his ballet. Opportunely, the president sends General Howard with orders to conclude peace. When the boy's elders extend him mercy Jeffords sees the Apaches as human beings rather than faceless enemies for the first time and becomes the mediator between the warring factions. He also falls in lovewith Debra Paget also beautiful and angelic and at her best.
John Travolta plays a creepy and violent fighter pilot intent on stealing a nuclear bomb, but enough about the silly plot. Laws of nature will not allow him to make another good movie where he plays a bad guy. The special effects are dated and unusual rather than impressive, but overall this is a well paced film with never a boring moment. Oh yes, a love interest too. The film runs at 108 minutes, and Woo doesn't let things up. Woo had never worked with special effects, so he was treading into new territory.
Disappointing for a John Woo film, but satisfying enough by Hollywood action film standards. That's why the love scenes are so important and among the most visually astounding we can see in a western. John Travolta in my opinion is a finest actor I love his work; I love his movies he is my favorite actor. All prerequisites for movies of this type and saying all that I'd usually be complaining by now. The slo-mo balletic action beats. One of the best things about this film was seeing a strong female role played by Samantha Mathias. It was up to you.
Paget looking like Britney Spears! Broken Arrow did a lot for James Stewart, but even more for JeffChandler who plays Cochise. It finds a way to come together in a really enjoyably manner and I'm happy with what I got. Now, this film seems different, but not so deep, it goes shallowly into the problem, but it is a film different from others touching the Indian problem. Every person is a product of the environment where he lives, faced problems, etc. Broken Arrow was actually the start of James Stewart's return to thewestern genre. And, under Woo's hands, the action is done with style and freshness.
But him and Cochise were very good friends. He's done too many goody-goody roles to come back down to this. Delroy Lindo as ever, was good, as was Christian Slater - good guys are never as much fun to watch as the villains! If you want a film that will repeat every aspect of every other military adventure film you have ever seen, you will be disappointed. Christian Slater did his own stunts. Being afriend of Cochise, Jeffords decides to be the intermediary in theprocess of peacemaking.
I love the train sequences. Ex-soldier Tom Jeffords saves the life of an Apache boy and starts to wonder if Indians are human, after all; soon, he determines to use this chance to make himself an ambassador. It's wall-to-wall full of action and less plot in comparison. Ex-soldier Tom Jeffords saves the life of an Apache boy and starts to wonder if Indians are human, after all; soon, he determines to use this chance to make himself an ambassador. The courtship of Stewart's Indian maiden is totally believable despite their differences.
Maybe I should take a trip to Arizona. So showing the hard-fighting Geronimo as the bad boy is not fair with the history. It is going to be 20. Yet for one reason I can't. But the experienced man of the West can it not give in and decides rather to mediate between the warring parties. Against all odds, his solitary mission into Cochise's stronghold opens a dialogue.