Jimmy Stewart Concludes his Own American Tail Out West with Fievel and Friends
|"An American Tail: Fievel Goes West" (1991).|
|Fievel owns this town now!|
|Fievel knows how to clear the streets.|
|Some of the Cat R. Waul scenes are very weird.|
|Fievel playing with his guns again.|
|Fievel is a bit too exuberant.|
Of course, there also are a few "good" members of the enemy camp just to prove that there is nothing inherent about this malady of evil, it is purely a choice of the evil to be evil. It is comedy as a parable, and don't think they didn't diagram this out to the nth degree in the script conferences. Clearly, this sort of divisive "us against them" strikes a chord with many moviegoers whose own ancestors were poor immigrants just looking for a fresh start in the New World.
|Am I crazy, or does he look a lot like Mickey Mouse?|
The references are so blatant that they either will make "An American Tale: Fievel Goes West" seem epic to each viewer, in accord with how they "know it really happened, or increasingly tiresome for the skeptical who see shades of grey instead of stark black and whites. The holier-than-thou posturing of the poor, terrorized mice and the "good
|There is a lot that is creepy about the Cat R. Waul character.|
Linda Ronstadt even sings a song. The soundtrack borrows from all sorts of classic westerns, giving "An American Tail: Fievel Goes West" a comfortable feeling for those who like films like "The Magnificent Seven." The song "Dream to Dream" has the feel of a patriotic standard, as if you should stand and put your hand over your heart every time it comes on, which either will inspire you or make you want to retch.
|Cat R. Waul is a Messianic figure.|
|Cat R. Waul is very ingratiating.|
|This is reminiscent of the end of other Westerns.|
|Jimmy Stewart gives it up.|
Just remember, Fievel one man’s sunset is another man’s dawn. I don’t know what’s out there beyond those hills. But if you ride yonder… head up, eyes steady, heart open… I think one day you’ll find that you’re the hero you’ve been looking for. -Wiley BurpBelow is the trailer for "An American Tail: Fievel Goes West," and below that "Rawhide" as featured in the film.