I saw The Good, The Bad, and The Weird last night at the Alamo with Cryptopolis. This was a Korean film based — obviously — on the The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, but the setting is Manchuria during Japan’s occupation of Korea. There’s a mix of 19th century and 20th century technology in a Chinese setting, so it had a Firefly feel to it, especially the train robbery scene. That was the most fun I’ve had at the movies in a while. Lots of action and adventure, great style, funny — and seriously, some of the handsomest actors I’ve seen in a while.
I think westerns must be the most fun movies for actors to make ever. They get to play iconic bad guys and good guys, ride horses, shoot guns — this isn’t work! It’s work like getting to play baseball for a living is work! It looked like everyone on this movie was having a blast.
Anyway, if director Ji-w0on Kim wanted to make a movie of Gordath Wood, that would be awesome. I’m just saying.