This is not an adaptation of Herman Melville’s classic tale Moby Dick. This is an adaptation of the book that was based on the true events that inspired Herman Melville’s classic tale of Moby Dick. Got that?
“It was Tarantino, in the cabin, with the revolver.” In what is basically a western whodunit Quentin Tarantino collects a group of rather unpleasant characters, plops them in an Agatha Christie And Then There Were None plot line, adds expletives and gore, then stirs occasionally.
I’ll admit to being quite excited when I first heard of this film back in the late 90s. The trailer showed a loquacious Tarzan, newly returned to the jungle, where he and Jane try and stop a group of white adventures from pillaging the lost city of Opar.
For many people the holidays are a nightmare; crappy relatives, fighting to find the perfect gift, and hiding from that one bloke at work who carries around a sprig of mistletoe, but Hollywood loves to once in a while make a Christmas movie that takes the holiday season to a gory horrifying state.
With the theatres packed with superheroes and found footage movies I found the western/horror film Bone Tomahawk to be a really nice break. Now genre mash-ups are tricky beasts at the best of times, and westerns not always an easy sell to modern audiences, but writer director S. Craig Zahler manages to work the western-horror…