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Texas Rising 2015

  • 2016-10-24T21:00:00-04:00s at 2016-10-24T21:00:00-04:00 on History
  • 2015-05-25T18:00:00-07:00
  • 127 mins
  • 10 hours, 35 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama, History, Western
"Texas Rising" details the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers. Bill Paxton will play Sam Houston, the father of Texas. He is joined by Brendan Fraser as Billy Anderson, a Texas Ranger with Comanche Indian ties; Ray Liotta as Lorca, an Alamo survivor seeking brutal revenge; Jeffrey Dean Morgan as “Deaf” Smith, a deaf and grizzled veteran Texas Ranger with an advanced case of consumption; Thomas Jane as James Wykoff, a homesteader who finds himself living in the middle of hostile Indian territory; Olivier Martinez as President General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, the tyrant dictator of Mexico; Chad Michael Murray as Mirabeau Lamar, a spirited Texas soldier who helps win the battle of San Jacinto; Michael Rapaport as Sgt. Ephraim Knowles, a would-be deserter and coward turned hero; and Max Thieriot as Jack Hays, a volunteer freedom fighter who becomes the youngest Texas Ranger. (Source: Deadline.com)

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I usuall like history themed shows but I had my problems with this.
I read somewhere they totally messed up the locations and wardrobe. While that may or may not be true, I´m no expert, there were other things wrong with it. The main characters, Santa Anna and Houston, are very two-dimensional. There are no layers of character I spotted. Rest of the characters are basically the same, no depth. I understand these are historic figures but I think there should be enough recordings to give them more to play with. Further there are to many b-storylines that do nothing to support the whole that could easily been left out.
All in all it was OK but nothing I would highly recommend.

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