Red Pill Movie Review – Appaloosa

This is a movie from eight years ago.  But it has a very red pill message.  Though from the trailer one cannot see it.  Probably the message could not have been made too visible, or protests would have been lodged. Let us consider the plot.

From IMDB,

The tough friends and partners Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch arrive in the town of Appaloosa and they are hired as marshal and deputy by the local politicians with absolute power to rule the city. In their first assignment, they face the gang of the powerful rancher Randall Bragg, who had killed Marshall Jack Bell and his two deputies, and they kill three gunmen. When the refined piano player Allison French arrives in Appaloosa, she stays close to Virgil and they decide to live together. Meanwhile one employee of Bragg offers to testify against his boss and Virgil and Everett bring him to court, where he is sentenced to death by hanging. While transporting Bragg in the train to be executed, two gunmen abduct Allie to force Virgil to release the criminal. Bragg escapes with his men and Allie through the desert, with Virgil and Everett on their tail.

This is where things gets interesting.  Virgil and Everett track down the bad guys, and are spying through a telescope their camp.  They see Allie acting less like a hostage, and more like a lover.  They are very disappointed in seeing this behavior, and wonder what to do next.  Being good guys and all, they end up rescuing her anyway and defeating the bad guys.

So what is the red pill lesson contained in this movie?  It is that women are sometimes less than loyal, and will switch sides depending on who looks like they have the winning hand.  Agree or disagree?

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48 comments on “Red Pill Movie Review – Appaloosa
  1. Farm Boy says:

    I wonder if Fuzzie will post a horse video…


  2. Farm Boy says:

    Here some gratuitous images of Ms. Zellweger (Allie)


  3. Spawny Get says:

    I agree that a constant theme throughout this most excellent of movies is that the woman has no sense of loyalty. She is literally shameless about chasing the closest Alpha. This being in stark contrast to the absolute loyalty shown between the men (Cole and Hitch). Not so much by Timothy Spall’s character though, one mustardmit.

    I nearly bought all the books in the series.


  4. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    I am glad that you started a new thread. The old one was getting diffficult yo load.
    Given a situation like that, considering that her abductors would kill her with little prompting, she is doing what she can to survive. Real kidnappers don’t to be identified later.


  5. Spawny Get says:

    Just added an eight gauge to my wishlist.


  6. Spawny Get says:

    Wasn’t just in the kidnap situation. She was consistently alpha chasing throughout. Cole was an utter alpha among men, but very blue pill about her. Or his deeds were.

    Don’t know if the book gave more of her (supposed) back story. I doubt it was very savoury, hence her heading to the frontier to collar a sexually desperate, alpha guy. Leaving her reputation and history behind.


  7. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I hadn’t seen Spawny Get’s comment and I hadn’t seen the movie. We boys are at a disadvantage because we give women the best of motives and the benefit of the doubts.
    Horse video. I am impressed.


  8. Spawny Get says:

    It’s an entirely excellent man’s movie, Fuzzie. Tarry yet not, watcheth it with greatest immediacy. Timbo plays the mayor brilliantly. A true precursor to our highly ethical and principled modern politicians.


  9. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    With that endorsement, it’s next. Fight now, I am in the middle of a four part series on Napoleon.

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  10. Yoda says:

    Just added an eight gauge to my wishlist.

    Brits can own these not.


  11. What’s this called, war bride? I am sure to men it is a difficult idea to understand. As I said before, women mostly need to accept a passive (submissive) frame in order to achieve happiness while for men it’s an active (dominant) one. I am not talking about some kink thing, I am talking about the yin and yang nature of make/female. So in a hostage/war/kidnap situation men will fight while for the most part women will cope with the situation to survive, or maybe kill themselves depending on how bad it is. For much of history women have basically been chattel, accepting fate as it comes is often the only choice besides death she has.

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  12. Happiness was not the right word, I meant contentment.


  13. Oh and to clarify, this programming goes back thousands of years. So while today there is largely no need for women in the Western world to accept war bride-dom, that ancient programming that once helped women survive actual war bride situations is still there, possibly driving women to behave in ways that make no sense under current conditions.


  14. Spawny Get says:

    Yoda, did I remember wrong, was it a 10 gauge in the movie?


  15. Spawny Get says:

    Bloom, did I miss something? ‘War bride’?

    Are you talking about something in the book? Or in the film that I missed?

    Rene’s character rolls into town on her lonesome and proceeds to market herself to the closest alpha in every situation. She’s an absolutely hideous character to a red-pill guy. She’s absolutely shameless.

    Apart from Hinge & Bracket (the main good guys), the men folk are a mixed bag too. It’s only the two amigos that are ‘solid’ at all times.


  16. Spawny Get says:

    Hinge and Bracket in their later, little talked about, music hall career

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  17. I didn’t see the movie spawny, I thought the storyline was she was kidnapped after getting together w the sheriff who goes to rescue her and sees her buttering up to her captors? That was what triggered the war bride comment, long weekend, maybe I misread all that!

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  18. Spawny Get says:

    Bloom, I was wondering whether I’d missed something, no problem.

    I don’t remember her telling any detailed back story (hence suspicion about what her past was supposed to be), but she does this stuff from the start (the kidnapping comes later).

    It’s extremely good film about male friendship, code of honour, loyalty stuff…between Hinge and Bracket. The rest of them are 50 shades of shady. But the red-pill commentary is focused on Renee because jubblies and vajayjay. She is a shocker of a woman.

    Watch the film, you’ll see what we mean. It’s a western. It’s excellent. The acting is top notch too.

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  19. SFC Ton says:

    Taken is pretty red pill on the sly

    Virgin teen is valued above the slut teen

    Slut teen is used up and dies from an over does

    Virgin teen sells for a high price

    The whole series of bad events goes down because an ex wife and teenage daughter do listen to the father/ husband

    When shit goes bad the beta bucks step father/ husband #2 can only lay down money/ material while the alpha(ish) biological father/ 1st husband tears shit up.

    In the usa anything bigger then a 10ga requires a class 9 destructive device permit. Which isn’t difficult to get. Think that’s it. I looked into buying a 4ga but dropped it because of the price of the weapon. As far as I know, those big bores are legal in the UK. The one time I hunted there the folks had an impressive collection of large note shotguns. They didn’t hunt with them but I also saw some impressive old school big game rifles, .500’s and up.

    War bride fits; it’s a legit part of a woman’s psychic make up; probably why they groove on dudes who rough them up

    Going to check this movie out Spwany. Or put it on the to do list

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  20. Liz says:

    Haven’t seen the movie, but I like Viggo Mortensen.
    I put it in the Netflix queue. 🙂

    (I usually avoid any recent Renee Zellweger movies since I find her post 2004 appearance so disturbing it interferes with my viewing pleasure)

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  21. Liz says:

    Just to add, her face basically doesn’t move, and her mouth is formed much like the pucker of an asshole (she’s even doing it in the pictures above…what’s up with that?).
    Sorry, Farmboy.


  22. Liz says:

    She has this expression like she just injested some toxic semen or something. But it’s ALWAYS like that, since about the second Bridget Jones movies. I wonder who she was dating then?

    Anyway, OT sons’ jokes:
    Did you hear about the Mexican train driver who killed a guy?
    He had loco motives.

    Did you hear about the midget psychic fugitive?
    He’s a small medium at large.

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  23. Yoda says:

    her mouth is formed much like the pucker of an asshole

    Normally I think in terms of “puckers of assholes” not.


  24. Yoda says:

    Green eyed son the joke teller he is?

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  25. missattempts says:

    Yea. In hostage type situations, women tend to comply. It’s like the
    Stockholm syndrome. We saw it during wartime, and in the Upstate N.Y.
    prison escape. The lady prison worker’s husband was totally clueless about
    her relationship with the two cons. The bucktoothed lunkhead denied that his
    wife was having sex with the prisoners, or that she put a hit out on him.
    It was later revealed that that was the case. He stuck by her.
    Life is VERY mercinary. Only 40% of men have managed to spread out their genes,
    while 60% of women have managed. There are more over 50 virgin males then
    females. I’m sure that many white South African females will upgrade their living
    conditions by taking up with black South African men. A white man can’t get employment
    in South Africa today, and wasn’t a FEMALE accused of covering up the Pakastani
    rape of young English girls in Rotherdam? She wasn’t fired, just switched to a higher
    paying job.


  26. Liz says:

    “Normally I think in terms of “puckers of assholes” not.”

    But it’s RIGHT THERE!


  27. I believe Renee was dating Jim carry at that time. He kindof does a similar pucker if I recall?


  28. Spawny Get says:

    “I find her post 2004 appearance so disturbing it interferes with my viewing pleasure”
    I was going to say ‘saucer of milk for table 5’, except:
    1) Kitten…duh!
    2) Whilst I never found her that great, I have to agree that she’s deteriomolated

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  29. Spawny Get says:

    Ton, 4ga?
    didn’t they mount that on the Sherman? (give that name, maybe I should say M4? (iirc))
    2ga was mounted on the Sherman Firefly iirc.

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  30. Spawny Get says:

    “wasn’t a FEMALE accused of covering up the Pakastani
    rape of young English girls in Rotherdam? She wasn’t fired, just switched to a higher
    paying job.”

    The cover up involved a lot of people, but yes, I know the one you’re talking about. The money shot / happy ending was that she got canned. Sadly, after a rather nice pay-off from the first resignation.


  31. Spawny Get says:

    Whoa now, sick jokes?

    The smallest bar in the world?
    The Thalidomide Arms.

    Special powers of thalidomide victims?
    Unarmed combat and short-hand typing.

    And now I need a shower…

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  32. Yoda says:

    And now I need a shower…

    Cats like being soaked not.


  33. Liz says:

    “I believe Renee was dating Jim carry at that time. He kindof does a similar pucker if I recall?”

    That’s it! He must have toxic semen. 😛

    (no one else has quite a pucker quite like that…every.single.picture. it’s disturbingly weird.
    But he did have a act where he pretended to be speaking out of his butt crack a while back)


  34. Liz says:

    I thought she was very lovely in the Jerry Maguire/ first Bridget Jones movie days.
    Too much plastic surgery later.


  35. Yoda says:

    Mobs powerful they can be.

    Professor Sir Tim Hunt had won every honor in his field, from Fellowship of the Royal Society to the Nobel Prize. But last month, the pioneering biochemist was dismissed from his post at University College, London (UCL). Why? Because, speaking at a lunch to celebrate female scientists in Seoul, he had introduced his remarks with a clumsy joke about finding it hard to work with women in the laboratory because he fell in love with them and they cried.

    One of the women present, a lecturer called Connie St Louis, complained on Twitter about his “sexism”, triggering the usual lynch mob. By the time the professor had returned to London, his career lay about him in broken shards.

    The scary thing here is not the Twitter reaction — we are familiar enough with the ugly psychology of mobs. What is truly depressing is the behavior of those directly involved. For it soon emerged that Mrs. St Louis had given only a partial account of events. You would not have gathered from her version that the professor was being ironic, making a little joke before the “now seriously” that led to his main point about female scientists playing an important role in Korea. Plenty of the women present were journalists but, as is the way when a lynch mob forms, they were reluctant to step into its path.

    UCL behaved abominably, first ordering the professor to resign quietly to avoid being sacked, and then allowing its ultimatum to become known. It has since emerged that Sir Tim’s accuser had made some seriously false claims about her own qualifications, but no one has suggested that she lose her post. As another Nobel prize-winner, Sir Andre Geim, remarked: “No Vice Chancellor would take on an ethnic-minority militant feminist. Those are not humble Nobel laureates who can be forced to resign quietly.”


  36. Yoda says:

    Address it sort of she does,,,20865150,00.html


  37. Yeah Renee always had heavy eyelids, which when she was younger gave her a sleepy eyed quality but as she got older they started to droop and obstruct her vision so she had an eyelid lift. (Among other things). It altered her appearance so much she doesn’t look at all the same. Similar to Jennifer grey after her nose job.


  38. SFC Ton says:

    No idea Spwany but in rifles, I think, it’s bore not gauge…. but not rightly sure. Smokeless powder made all that huge caliber stuff unnessacacry. Faster round velocity and all.


  39. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I had never heard of anything larger than a 10ga. before this thread. The side by side that Doc Holliday used at the OK Corral was a 10ga. borrowed from the local Wells Fargo office.


  40. Spawny Get says:

    Yeah…Ton’s mention of 4ga raised bad ideas in my head.

    The idea that that was the gauge mounted on tanks was just my innate comedy genius (which is why everybody laughed and ‘liked’…hang on!!! The ‘like’ button is broken again…obviously)


  41. theasdgamer says:

    I published a post about the “Tormented Love Body Language Signal.”


  42. Spawny Get says:

    “New Mexico Territory, 1882: two itinerant lawmen walk their horses down the long, shale-scattered slope into the frontier town of Appaloosa.

    Below them, lies rancher Randall Braggs’ new fiefdom. Ever since he gunned down Appaloosa’s marshal, Braggs and his men have owned the town, stealing, beating, murdering with impunity – living off it like coyotes feeding off a dead buffalo carcass.

    Summoned by Appaloosa’s oppressed aldermen, Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are here to restore the rule of law. They’ve done it before, they know what to do only too well: shoot quick, shoot clean, reload.

    But they aren’t the only new arrivals in town. The enigmatic Mrs Allison French has stepped off the train with only a dollar to her name, a keen sense of survival and a good eye for a strong man. Finding one isn’t going to a problem – Appaloosa is full of them: Cole, Bragg, Hitch. The problem is that Allie French isn’t afraid to hedge her bets… and that Virgil Cole’s heart isn’t as steady as his gun hand.

    Appaloosa is an intelligent, emotionally profound novel, told in bone-clean prose wryly leavened with whip-sharp dialogue. It’s deeply satisfying on four levels: one, it’s a well-told historical adventure and a modern re-interpretation of a classic theme; two, it’s an ode to unassailable friendship; three, it’s a subtle love story between two profoundly flawed people; and four, the way Parker writes, you’d swear the pages turn themselves.”

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  43. Brother update: my brother has landed a job! It’s in the area, his area of expertise, and he’s getting $42 per hour to start! Yay brother! It’s been nearly a year long search. Proud of him!

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  44. Yoda says:

    my brother has landed a job!

    Good this would be.

    Liked by 2 people

  45. Farm Boy says:

    There is a new post


  46. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    That is good nows! U didn’t know that he was looking.

    Liked by 1 person

  47. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    About the character of Allie French, She sounds like an opportunistic little tramp. It has been a while since I have read Rollo Tomassi’s Iron Rule #6.

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