Gotta give ’em credit, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s adaptation of Preacher is not afraid to embrace the insanity of the comic. They’re refreshingly very content not to explain what the hell is going on to people who haven’t read the source material.
Let’s talk about that gonzo cold open: It’s 1881 and a creepy looking cowboy leaves his home to find medicine for his sick little girl. Awww. While on the road, he meets up with an overly talkative group of fellow travelers – doesn’t do or say much besides be ominous, then presumably the next morning – he enters the delightfully named town of Ratwater, whose entrance is kindly marked by a bunch of dead Native Americans hanging from a tree. And….that’s it.
Here’s the kicker – this scene has no bearing on anything else we’re going to see the rest of the hour. Fans of the book (including me) perked up…
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