• The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)

    I usually don't like westerns.  Living in a hot climate where the sun is always out makes me completely uninterested in anything that involves deserts.  I couldn't resist this one though, the cover alone made me want to see it. 

    The movie takes place back in the 1930's, when Asia is in a state of complete and utter chaos.  Don't pick this up expecting a history lesson though!  It pretty much throws all of that out the window.  This movie is a glowing pile of awesome, with amazing characters and some of the best fun fights I have ever seen.  Right from the beginning you meet the klutz of a character Yoon Tae-goo (the Weird) rampaging through a speeding train searching for a treasure map, while Park Chang-yi (the bad) and his band of merry men are riding up to hijack it; and right on his tail is none other than the legendary bounty hunter Park Do-won (the good), who's skill with a rifle would make Clint Eastwood run for the hills.

    Throughout the entire move, these three are constantly at each others throats, and getting into all sorts of awkward situations.  The movie is pretty much a constant bombardment of action with just enough time in between to let your adrenal gland catch up. 

    So if you are looking for a crazy take on the old wild west, and don't mind Korean with English subtitles, this is the perfect movie.  If you are a wild west fan and hate reading, suck it up... you can probably just watch the over the top action and still enjoy it.

    The Good, the Bad, the Weird earns an 4/5 for just being an all around fun movie to watch.


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