one horse town / blackberry smoke
The Kid / 2019
An Outlaw. A Lawman. A Boy Caught In The Crossfire.
It only matters the story they tell when you’re gone.
All you have to do is say “The Kid” and everybody knows who you’re talking about.
That’s Fame. Or Infamy.
A Legend any way you look at it.
In theatres March 8 – Limited Distribution
Locations: Check Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MovieTheKid/
I’ll be looking for it to show up on Netflix, Crave, ??? somewhere.
Ethan Hawke gets Top Bill.
Jake Schur is” introduced”.
Last I heard there were over 20 movies depicting Billy the Kid. Of various quality.
Some Classic. But most end up in Boot Hill.
So among the 20 new Westerns that I posted recently,
The Kid is one of the most interesting.
(Anything with Billy the Kid gets our attention)
It’s always interesting to see if they stick to actual events and history – or depart wildly.
Some folks don’t like it if Historical events aren’t closely followed.
I say: Is it a good Western – or not?
Rotten Tomatoes Audiences liked it.
Critics not so much.
IMDB says it’s Watchable.
Obviously a huge factor in KID movies is who plays The KID?
Does he have the Star Power to pull if off?
The Kid centers the plot / storyline around Rio – played by young Jake Schur (his first movie!?)
and the events being seen through his eyes …
… and how he is influenced by Billy or Pat Garrett.
That’s the angle.
Director / Actor Vincent D’Onofrio.
Vincent D’Onofrio has massive credentials as a TV / Film Actor going all the way back to 1983.
Over 30 years. Also Produces and sings.
He’s paid his dues.
Chris Pratt plays a bad guy. He’s almost unrecognizable with that huge beard.
- Dane Dehaan was 31 years old during filming ( 32, upon release ) while the real Billy the Kid was shot and killed at 21 years of age. (Though I still wonder if the Kid didn’t get away.)
- Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, and Vincent D’Onofrio all previously starred together in another western, The Magnificent Seven (2017).
Pratt and D’Onofrio also starred in Jurassic World.
- Vincent D’Onofrio and Adam Baldwin both starred in Full Metal Jacket, though they shared no scenes together in that film.
- Dane DeHaan and Ethan Hawke both starred in the movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017).