Ultimately Comanche Moon meanders without a central plot, or interesting character development. It also wastes countless pages needlessly setting up Lonesome Dove. For awhile I thought this would be one of the better entries in the series, but actually it's the weakest. Lonesome Dove is by far the best, and Streets of Laredo and Dead Man's Walk are good novels but don't achieve the heights of the original novel. Comanche Moon is really just a chance to see their favorite characters one more time and say goodbye. And in that regard it worked.
The TV movie of Comanche Moon
features an uncanny performance by the great Steve Zahn
as a younger Robert Duvall
/Augustus McCrae. The voice and the mannerisms, just everything, all incredible. Good, but not on the same level, is Karl Urban
as a younger Tommy Lee Jones
No, it does not reach the Sophoclean levels of Lonesome Dove
, but it does have its moments.