Hostiles: A Pretty Grim Tale TBH

In 1892, legendary Army Capt. Joseph Blocker reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to their tribal land. Embarking on a harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, N.M., to the grasslands of Montana, they soon encounter a young widow whose family was killed on the plains. The travelers must now band together to survive a punishing landscape that's crawling with hostile Comanches and vicious outliers.

The Skinny

I wasn't sure about this one going in. I hadn't seen a lot of information about the film, and to be honest I'm not a big fan of Christian Bale. He did a good job though, in true Bale fashion. He looked withered and beaten, a look he seems to be at home with.

The acting was solid, the scenery grand, but the tone is just so freaking dark! It's one of those 'Saving Private Ryan' levels of brutality, along with a 'Revenant' level of grim combined. You need to be cheerful going on, because it will eat it up. If you go in sad, you'll come out suicidal.

The Bottom Line

Worth a watch but don't go if you're depressed already!