Unforgiven (1992) (mini-review++)

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(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

The mini-review:

Unforgiven (1992)

acting 10

directing 8

effects 8

editing 8

writing 8

SW SCORE: 42

4.2 out of 5 šŸ™

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Clint Eastwood sure does love casting Morgan Freeman. I mean who am I kidding? If I had the chance to cast Morgan Freeman, I would do it in every single movie I directed. The man is the walking avatar of charisma. Eastwood is cool, too, but he’s more of a one-note guy. He’s always brooding and always angry and always upset. I agree he does his personality very well but it’s really always the same. And the story of a retired old dude coming out of his rest to fight bad guys is one of the most overused Hollywood storylines. But, all that bitching aside, pour yourself a sasparilla and enjoy this bravura western.

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Review process: (this is always evolving, I’m sad to say. I’m more of a watcher who makes mostly unhelpful observations about things I have absorbed. I am not unlike a pop culture blob.)

Two scores are assigned: (I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me)

(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 šŸ™, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feelingā€¦not that SW score is scientificā€¦but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

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