Sunday, October 24, 2010

Nobody puts one over on Fred C. Dobbs

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. A story of men just trying to make it in the world. Fred Dobbs and Bob curtin are two men who are poor and stuck in Tampico, Mexico. They have fallen into the life style of just waiting around for odd-end jobs. Then one night they overhear an old man talking about gold hunting. Days later they catch-up with the man and the adventure begins.

The old man named Howard told the men the first night that gold changes a man, but Fred and Bob both thought otherwise.

They all three set off south further into Mexico to start their search for gold. After a while of traveling they finally find the right spot at the top of a mountain and set up camp. For the next ten months they live in the forest and mine the gold out of the mountain. Some time into their search a man named Cody stumbles into their lives and accidentally bring in some bandits. After Cody gets killed the movie takes a bit of a turn around and the three men pack up with their loot and start to head north.

They a found by some bandits and when Howard goes back to their village to heal a boy he then become their Medicine man. He tells Fred and Bob that he will meet them in a few days.

But Fred is a changed man. The gold has made him go crazy with greed and paranoia and shoots Bob and leaves with all the wealth.

Bob doesn't die and somehow finds his way to Howard. From there they set off to find Fred with the help of some bandits. Little did they know that Fred was now dead and different bandits had stolen their donkeys and all the richess.

After finding the Donkey and then empty bags that the gold had been in they decided it was a sick twist of fate and there was nothing that could be done. Howard went to be the Medicine man and Bob went to Dallas.

I thought the movie was slow. I think I actually heard people snoring in some parts. If it hadn't dragged on I think I would have liked it a lot more. It was all really just a "money is the root of all evil" kind of movie. At least it had a point, but it was just boring. Even though it was boring I did still like a lot of it. They just could have cut out some of the parts, or made them shorter scenes. Pretty good but boring over all.

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