Westerns have long been a favorite pastime for anyone looking for that sense of adventure in life. It goes back to the true time of when people worked hard, and knew how to enjoy a good sunrise. Appaloosa is just one of the many new additions to the western genre that surely does not disappoint. It’s much more dialogue paced then action paced which is a great treat when you want to immerse yourself in this time of the new frontier. The story mainly focuses on the friendship between Virgil (played by the always amazing Ed Harris) and Everett (played by the always interesting Viggo Mortensen). It’s a touching story of how their lives were in this town. Renee Zellweger adds to the love aspect as being a free spirited independent woman who comes looking for that new sense to her life. And, as with all westerns, there is a great villain played by the always wonderful Jeremy Irons. His use of humor with his villainous acts adds to the humanization of the story. Appaloosa is the story of these two friends, Virgil and Everett who venture to this new town hoping to rid it of it’s current problem of ruffians. Although the story seems overly done, it really is a great fresh new take. And the cinematography is nothing short of amazing - every shot is like a beautiful paining of time gone but never forgotten. I highly recommend this film, it’s like a cool breeze over sun kissed plains. It’s a refreshing take on the western stories we all know and love. And a great addition to any film fan’s collection.