Tag: Western

Tanner Reviews The Hateful Eight

The_Hateful_EightI’m rounding out the rest of my reviews before I come to the end of 2015 and the Best and Worst movies and video games of the previous year. I attempt to round out the 2015 movies with the latest movie to be added to the Quentin Tarantino oeuvre; The Hateful Eight. This was a movie that I have been looking forward to all year. I love me some Tarantino! I frequently watch Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, and Inglorious Basterds and will also cite them as some of my all time favorite movies. Considering his recent success with Django Unchained and his consistent love letters to the genres of spaghetti westerns, 1970’s Japanese Samurai films, and various exploitation movies… I do believe it is easy to say that everyone was waiting in anticipation to see the Tarantino’s eighth movie.

Tragically speaking, I do not think the product of The Hateful Eight is going to live up to our expectations. That isn’t to say that the movie is bad. The movie is decent and another Tarantino western, which is never a terrible thing. But all things considered, The Hateful Eight will forever be listed as one of the more forgotten of Tarantino’s movies.  Continue reading “Tanner Reviews The Hateful Eight”

Tanner Reviews Call of Juarez: Gunslinger

CallofJuarez-coverWell wasn’t this a refreshing change of pace. After the appalling failure that was Call of Juarez: The Cartel, it truly is good to see a much more toned down and polished game that brings the fascinating quasi-large western franchise back to form. Released by Ubisoft and available for purchase on the XBox Arcade, Playstation Network, and Steam for the reasonable price of $14.99, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is one of the best value games of this year. 

After The Cartel and the failed half assed attempt to push into Triple A status, a shift to a cheaper and more downplayed game that could be purchased at a fair rate is one of the smartest moves that I have seen in recent video game history. It was obvious that anyone would be gunshy (pun not intended) to buy another Call of Juarez game ESPECIALLY at the full $60 price. Instead of trying to force their hand, the developers said ‘maybe we should go back and regroup before we try this again’ and I for one think this was a genius idea. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Call of Juarez: Gunslinger”