Seeing the massacre is the more youthful incarnation of the film’s primary character, David Kingston. His nearness at his dad’s death sets up a “Murder Bill: Volume 1”- style guarantee of later requital and vengeance. Quick forward 16 years, and the grown-up David (Liam Hemsworth) is presently a Texas Ranger relegated to explore Abraham for a progression of homicides in a residential community close to the Rio Grande, where the bodies are dumped. The casualties are all Mexican, including the nephew of General Calderon (José Zúñiga), a noticeable Mexican figure who, if not fulfilled by the Rangers’ capacity to get answers, will bring his own civilian army over the Texas fringe.
Now, “The Duel” has all the earmarks of being your standard-issue revenge Western, which is sufficient to fulfill. In any case, Matt Cook’s screenplay has a couple of additional story experts concealed from everyone.