Posted by Joe on February 4, 2019, 6:09 pm, in reply to "Shane
Pale Rider as a whole is a remake of Shane but it's a bad one IMHO. Sorry, I'm a huge Clint Eastwood fan but that's one I can't buy into. It's full of things that are just off. In Shane the people are farmers, but in Pale Rider it's a prospecting town. I don't expect westerns to be realistic but prospecting is always acknowledged as a long shot pursuit for rainbow chasing single men. The whole "We're building a life for our families," thing could not ring more false. And there's so much that's just hokey, like the girl praying over dead dog for vengeance with Eastwood superimposed on the scene, or just weird and inappropriate, like Eastwood apparently having sex with the girl's mom.