The Good, the Bad, the Weird
At the center of The Good, the Bad, the Weird is a map, a bounty hunter, and two outlaws, who all want the map but only one gets it. They aren’t the only ones after it and as they all fight to stay out of each others reach, whilst trying to get their hands on the map, there’s rather a significant level of violence -and some minor blood shed.
It’s not a horror or particularly a western but it has elements of both which for me puts it firmly in the Weird West catagory. And there’s a guy with a big hammer. And comedy, and, well, look it seemed wrong to leave it out okay?
With elements of Tarantino fight scenes and music, a little bit of Disney/Pixar camera angling, and a sort of ‘lets just throw in as many weapons as we can find’ kind of gung-ho-ness, this movie delivered. Hell, there was even some old Casablanca style speeches in parts. The Good, the Bad, the Weird was fun to watch, a lot of the movie was action based so there were far fewer subtitles than expected.
Chang-yi, played by Byung-hun Lee, had a kind of Johnny Depp attitude going on I felt. But all of the main characters had very distinct personalities and specific goals. And Tae-goo’s escape scene had elements of Jackie Chan movies. All in all it was a fun and surprising movie to watch.
The Good, the Bad, the Weird Review Conclusion
I would watch it again – I thoroughly enjoyed The Good, the Bad, the Weird. Not a movie you can watch whilst doing something else (unless you understand Korean) but not one that’s all dialogue either.
Horror and Fantasy Author – Also writing as K.T. McQueen. Love Western Horror, cowboy boots, my cactus Collin, & my Demon Cat.
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