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.

The Good. Although technically, this is more about the horse.

The Good. Although technically, this is more about the horse.

The Good -- a better view

The Good -- a better view

The Bad

The Bad

The Weird

The Weird


2 Comments

J. Kathleen Cheney · May 6, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Hmmm….looks like I’ll have to add that one to the list of ‘evntually’ movies ;o)

Patrice Sarath · May 6, 2010 at 7:26 pm

I highly recommend it — it really was a lot of fun. I may go see it again.

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