TV Show Review: The Hatfields vs the McCoys
“Hatfields & McCoys” is the story of a clash of clans that evoked great passion, vengeance, courage, sacrifice, crimes and accusations, and includes a cast of characters that changed the families and the history of the region forever. The Hatfield-McCoy saga begins with ‘Devil’ Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy. Close friends and comrades until near the end of the Civil War, they return to their neighboring homes – Hatfield in West Virginia, McCoy just across the Tug River border in Kentucky – to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments that soon explode into all-out warfare between the families. As hostilities grow, friends, neighbors and outside forces join the fight, bringing the two states to the brink of another Civil War.
The movies star: Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Tom Berenger and Powers Boothe
It’s actually pretty good. The events are pretty close to the events listed on Wikipedia. The Civil War Scene with Kevin Costner was cool. It seems like they are rushing the storyline though. There’s a whole lot of filler, and the attacks are rushed. There were 2 murders with little to no aftermath and then 20 min of courtship between Johnson Johnse Hatfield and Rosanna McCoy.
In the movie, her brother want to shoot him at dawn, but Rosanna gets his father. Then Kevin Costner forbids the marriage.
According to history (Wikipedia lol) they arrest him on bootlegging charges, but before he is transferred Rosanna gets his father. Johnse then abandons her for her cousin.
It was a really good movie, but there were a lot more deaths in the movie, then on record. Also it says they were illiterate, but the movie shows Devil Anse and Old Randall reading.
A little glorified things movies do.
As far as the movie, they all did an amazing job acting!! The movie was awesome! All 6hrs of it!! It truly does the story justice!