Just watched it. Man, what is the problem with people and "sad" endings? They always find time for 20 or 30 more minutes so they can insert another battle and the good guys can score one. The movie reminded me of Pearl Harbor. Damn, the ending was good as it was. They died protecting the fort, bravely defending the cause, doing their duty. It was perfect, theres nothing bad about dying when theres endless waves of soldiers and you just have no chance. Besides, whats the point of another battle? To show the bad general is a coward after all? What a surprise. He was a cool bad guy and they spoiled it with the crap about he surrended Texas to save his own ass. NEVER make a general a loser onscreen. It sucks. Bastards. At least neither side got what they wanted in the end .