Funny Man Fall Down from Buffalo Ride
Buffalo rider tells the story of Jake Jones, a man who asks a question that most of us have probably already asked ourselves; what would happen if I attempted to ride a buffalo? The answer is, “It would make an incredibly terrible movie”. Buffalo Rider appears to be made from two separate film crews who did not communicate with each other and then threw together all of their footage at the last minute and tried to form a movie out of it. It’s part Western, part nature documentary, but ALL bad.
There is no doubt in my mind that most of the plot was constructed after filming took place. The reason why people ride horses instead of buffalo is because buffalo do whatever the hell they want; there are plenty of scenes where the narrator says something like, “Well, Jake wanted to (insert thing or place Jake wanted to do or go), but Samson (the buffalo), decided that he wanted to (insert place or direction Samson was currently going).”
Samson the buffalo just does whatever he wants; walking back and forth and going up and down hills with no direction or consistency to the movie’s “plot”. In once scene the narrator literally says, “Samson decided to try to scrape Jake off his back”, to try to explain why the star of the movie just got slammed into a fir tree.