Aces ‘N’ Eights (2008)

Aces ‘N’ Eights (2008)

Directed by: Craig R. Baxley

Starring: Casper Van Dien, Bruce Boxleitner, Ernest Borgnine

Why is it that every western has an evil industrialist trying to buy up land for the railroad to go through? According to westerns, every tiny town full of innocent farmers was set upon by villains working for the railroad companies. I think it starts when someone has to stop at a railroad crossing and ends up being late for an appointment. It starts there and it just festers until someone has to purge those demons by writing another shitty western.

The railroad men want to build some tracks, but elderly rancher Ernest Borgnine won’t play ball. They send out a squad of bad guy killers to kill him, so his hired hand Casper Van Dien has to stop the bad guys… WITH SHOOTING THEM!!!

Oh boy. So exciting. I really love the way the drama recycles the most commonly used tropes from the genre, and then they had the balls to do the exact same thing with the action. Damn, I wish I had the kind of vision it takes to make a blockbuster like this.

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