From: @Crespodiso & @PFTMedia
The Harder They Fall
Coming to Netflix November 3, 2021
Westerns were the comic book movies of the past – from the 1930s through the 1960s, the most dominant genre of film coming out of Hollywood was the western, with all sorts of stories and characters getting their opportunities to be told through these films. But of course, Hollywood is part of the United States, and the United States has a severe issue with race, and despite all the westerns that got cranked out for decades, there was a thorough lack of black characters and black stories being told within this genre.
Well thankfully it is 2021, and while the western genre has been commercially dead since the 1969 mega-bomb “Paint Your Wagon,” we have “The Harder They Fall,” a new western produced by Netflix and featuring a ridiculous cavalcade of actors which includes but is not limited to Idris Elba, LaKeith Stanfield, Jonathan Majors, Regina King, Deon Cole, Zazie Beetz, and Delroy Lindo. That is a crazy cast, and with a seemingly simple set up – a man (Majors) gets his posse back together to kill the man (Elba) his murdered his parents – this has potential to be something special.
Coming to Netflix November 12, 2021
I’ve been reading updates about this movie for what feels like forever, but in reality goes back to February 2018 when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson started shopping around his next big action movie in Hollywood, eventually getting Universal and Legendary Pictures to sign up for the massive price tag. In 2019, Netflix stepped in and gave the production a true green light, setting the release for the end of 2021. And would you look at that? It is almost the end of 2021, and November 12th is the release date for this big budget, globe trotting, PG-13 action movie, in which Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot were both apparently paid $20 million each for their involvement, which makes one wonder how much was left over for poor old Ryan Reynolds, just scraping by out there in Hollywoodland, getting measly crumbs.
Will this movie be good?
Probably not, because it is directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, director of such absolute bangers as Skyscraper, Central Intelligence, and We’re The Millers, so honestly just expect something loud, colorful, and full of lots of yelling, and bloodless action scenes, and maybe even a secret Kevin Hart cameo at some point. Will you be entertained? Probably.
Will you remember the movie when it ends?
Probably not. So in other words, perfect for Netflix.
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