A Gunman’s curse is the story of the legendary ‘Pistolero’, the world’s fastest gun fighter, fighting bigger battles with the bottle than with anyone else, and the legend of the ‘painting of Sibil Wane’; the woman who cannot die who died 200 years ago. The story, warped in time, fishtails between A 200-year-old curse, a saloon in Mexico and the present day. This engaging feature, with a run time of about an hour, rides on the strength of some clever writing and note-worthy performances form the actors. Director Duo, Ezequiel Martinez and Edi Mehana have brought out some convincing performances, and it is not surprising considering that Edi Mehana has portrayed the role of the wasted ‘Pistolero’ to perfection.
A Gunman’s curse is a riveting edge of the seat watch throughout, with its haunting sound score and its original songs working well to set the pace for the storytelling. As the story is told through the voices of different characters who push the narrative forward while revealing the various secrets, the engaging sound design succeeds in stitching them together seamlessly. Clever camerawork fills in convincingly when the stunt department is left wanting. The VFX team also deserves a mention here for both on-camera and computer-generated effects.
Conceived as a series of tales involving ‘Pistolero’ and the other ensemble of characters, A Gunman’s curseworks towards building up the different characters and the intrigues of the plot, before bringing them all together in future editions. And, don’t miss out on the section after the final credit scroll that has some important revelations.