I realized when I started this one that I've seen it before, but it's pretty solid. Griffith is better in Western mode than in Civil War mode. Heh. Though seriously, his women make really stupid decisions sometimes.
The first feature of the 1910s that I've come across, thanks to the Italians, who were definitely more into experimenting with runtime than anyone else at the time. It's fairly static, but also impressively epic in its composition, design, and use of extras. A lot of the "circles" of hell are quite elaborate and have a ton of people on screen undergoing various forms of torture. It basically just goes through the circles, though, with little sense of why or…
For a little while I was afraid I'd misheard and it was gonna be all guns, which would've been boring and just needlessly violent (in a boring way). But then the hand-to-hand stuff started, and all of that was awesome. So yeah. Just enough story to string a nearly 100-minute long fight scene on, and that was enough. Also, it was surprisingly well-paced for basically being a long fight scene, with some breather sections in there at just the right times. Definitely had fun with this.
I figured I'd go ahead and watch this before The Avengers comes out, since I had missed it in theatres the year it came out. "Missed" isn't the right word. I heard bad things about it and opted not to go. And yeah, this movie is pretty boring, especially for an action movie. There are only like two and a half actual action scenes in it.
The first hour or so I was kind of bored stiff - there were…