Posted by Bill R on August 29, 2000 at 15:05:50:
In Reply to: Re: Magua's Villainy posted by MMMMarcia on August 29, 2000 at 13:59:38:
: : Amen Sister Marcia! Psssst..Eric who? (Now we both better duck and head for the hills!!)
: : ((grins))...Jeri
: Wooooooohoooooooooooo! You REALLY like to live dangerously, doncha? hehe
Yup, Magua's my MAN! The more I watch the movie, the more I swing into his camp. And, I fully agree with your comments on Wes Studi's performance. He was masterful. Somehow, I could never get into hating him like I did way back when I read the book (we are talking in my preppy junior high years, back when books were still written on papyrus and rolled! :)) Back then, man, he was evil evil evil. Now, after Studi's performance, I could almost have held Gray Hair down while Wes did the deed. Maybe I am just not the altruistic, impressionable kid I used to be. All I can say is, having had children of my own, were somebody to do what they did to his family and then take me captive......make me slave....yup. I would burn inside until I had avenged, ya know? Plus, though they paint Col Munro as a dutiful, honor bound officer, they also paint him as ruthless to those who get in the way of his "duty" to "defeat France"....Hawkeye as good example. So.....I kinda lean more toward sympathy for Magua than Col Munro....but maybe that was part of Michael Mann's intent? Not sure I would go so far in my vengeance as to want to "wipe his seed" from the earth though....I guess I still carry a lotta 20th century mores and sense of fairness/justice in my heart. I see the girls as innocents.....not involved in the actions that led to Magua's loss. When Palestinians were blowing up busses of Israeli school kids, it never entered my mind to repay that with blowing up a bus full of Palestinian kids. Raid the terrorist training camps and enclaves, sure.
That's different. Just an example of how we see things differently today than 300 years ago perhaps.
But you girls aren't talking just Magua here are you? You are also perhaps evaluating hunkiness between Wes Studi and Eric Schweig? Can't comment on that, don't have the right gender!!!
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