“The Legend of Butch and Sundance”

legendofbutchandsundance.jpgDavid Rodgers
Ryan Browning
Rachelle Lefevre
Blake Gibbons
Mark Conseulos
Michael Biehn
Jay Brazeau
Michelle Harrison
Susan Ruttan

PG13           89min           2004

Just before the turn of the Century two young outlaws team up for a historic ride. Based on historical references, the “True Story” of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

“The Legend of Butch and Sundance” is a failed “backdoor” pilot that has been released to capitalize on the release of “3:10 to Yuma”. With a cast of relative unknowns, I see why it never made it pass the pilot stage. It has a gimmicky feel that would not work well with a televised serial. The film also did a good job of concluding the early story of Butch and Sundance.

As a stand-alone, film its not that bad. It is a little rough around the edges. It’s fatal flaw is that the story is too tied off. The ending neatly wrapped up most of the stories told in this film.

“The Legend of Butch and Sundance” cover says that it takes its story from historical information on the duo. To me it feels like a poor man version of “American Outlaws”. It plays very similar to the film and deviates only in a very points.

This is a bare DVD. It has a theatrical trailer and still gallery. The movie previews for this DVD are “3:10 to Yuma”, “Young Guns: 15th Anniversary Edition”, and “Dust”.

I give it 2/5.

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