This movie was definitely very troubled, between its issues during production and its issues during distribution. I had not seen a trailer for the movie because I hadn't actively wanted to watch it on iMDB and the marketing campaign is... well... pretty much nonexistent. I wanted to see this movie solely based on the (relatively standard-sounding) plot and the amazing cast (Star Wars prequel trilogy reunion!).
The acting was definitely amazing. Natalie Portman was very convincing in her role, and she was a character for whom you truly root. Joel Edgerton was as good as always in his role, making you both love and hate his character at the same time.
The plot was fairly predictable, with the exception of one wildly unexpected twist that didn't really have a huge effect on the main storyline. Despite the predictability, however, Jane Got a Gun functions well as a fun movie, a good western, and a throwback to films of old.
Overall, if you are able to catch this movie in theaters, you're lucky, because it is not playing in very many locations, and you probably haven't even heard about it. You should definitely check it out on Redbox when it comes out there, though, because it is far worth the time and money.
Jane Got A Gun
Big Tuna's Grade: B
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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