Whether you’re a history buff or a Texan, you will definitely enjoy this version of one of America’s most memorable battles, The Alamo. This story takes place in the year1836 when 183 Texans lead by Davy Crockett (Billy Bob Thornton) and Jim Bowie (Jason Patric) prepare for a show-down at an old abandon mission in San Antonio, Texas. They face a vastly superior army of 3000 Mexicans lead by a vicious dictator named Santa Ana (Emilio Echevirria) who wants all Texans out of the state of Texas. Maybe Santa Ana had a premonition about oil fields in the future. In the meantime, General Sam Houston (Dennis Quaid) tries to piece together a rag-tag army to save the 183 men at the Alamo. What happens to them is not a big secret but it definitely feels good to watch what Sam Houston does to Santa Ana and the rest of his men after the famous battle. This film is a very accurate reflection of historical events. It also offers fantastic acting (especially by Billy Bob Thornton), exciting action and one or two moving speeches. Most Texans will say “Remember the Alamo” but I’m afraid most movie goers will be forgetting the Alamo. I guess that’s understandable because I already forgot what I had for breakfast this morning. I enjoyed this film – even though it has a few minor flaws that are not worth mentioning – and I’m giving it a B rating.
This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.