For the record, I am a Historical Accuracy Fanatic—a HAFist. I have cleared more than one movie theater by yelling out, "They didn't have saddles like that in 1876!"
My hatred of roll back saddles
Not really. That's just a joke.
What I actually yelled out is, "They didn't have that model Winchester in 1876!"
So here, in a nutshell, are the main, ahem, hostile dings against the new movie "Hostiles" by members of my tribe:
• By 1892 the Comanches were on a reservation and didn't raid anymore, especially in New Mexico ("The PC joker who wrote 'Hostiles' actually has a Comanche raid on a homestead happening in the 1890s. What an imbecile!")
• A black trooper would not have been assigned to a white platoon in this period.
• The Captain would have shaved his beard when he got to civilization (although Crook never shaved off his beard).
All true, but I still liked the movie. I gave my reasons the other day. Here are two people, who I think have nailed the essence of the reason the movie works in spite of some of the historical innaccuracy: