It seems the genre of the Western is slowly being brought back to life. Last year saw the release of the remake of "3:10 to Yuma", and now we have "Appaloosa", another great addition to the ranks of those horse-ridin' and gun-slingin' movie heroes. "Yuma" had two great stars headlining it, and the same goes for "Appaloosa"; Ed Harris stars, directs, co-writes and produces while Viggo Mortensen co-stars along with Jeremy Irons. The cast could not be better, and each actor pours every ounce of effort they have into the roles. One might be compelled to compare this film with last year's "3:10 to Yuma", but that wouldn't be fair considering that each movie represents the opposite ends of the Westen spectrum. "Appaloosa" may not be as trigger-happy as "Yuma", but it's just as strong, maybe even stronger.