First I have to say that I enjoyed this film, but I have a couple of persnickety questions though about native American tribes. 1) Why was the main tribe changed from Comanche (as in the book) to Lakota (Sioux) for the film? 2) Why does Hollywood always seem to cast the Pawnee as the villains? This was the case in this film and in others - Little Big Man immediately springs to mind - again, in the film version, the Pawnee replaced Cheyenne as the murders of Jack Crabb's family.
People who say this movie is long and boring have obviously never sat through, oh, "Lawrence of Arabia," "Patton," "Doctor Zhivago," "The Godfather," "Ran," "Seven Samurai," or probably even "Braveheart." Thank God that not every filmmaker believes that a car must explode every 10 seconds in order for his movie to be a success. Kevin Costner is one of those directors who prefers the long format. David Lean, Francis Coppola and Mel Gibson, to name a very few, also worked in that format, and produced lasting works of art that also packed theaters. There are plenty of options for people who don't like movies that take the time to build character, drama and suspense, movies like "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," "Freddy Vs. Jason," and "Weekend at Bernie's." I don't think any of those movies has ever been called "boring," but they sure are crap cinema.Show More