Friday, March 23, 2007

The Wild Bunch

Dude, I watched the movie The Wild Bunch last night. Never seen it before. Geez... That is one AWESOME movie. Now, I don't like a lot of movies. I'm pretty critical. Something has to be pretty darn good to take up 2 hours of my time. But man, when those guys were walking down that street towards the final shootout... chills man, chills. Plus, I'm from a generation that has seen it all. Sin City, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill... but this movie outdid them all. There was emotion involved instead of just pure shock value violence. Now all I need is for someone to make some WWI G.I.s, wait for those new cowboys from Steve Weston, and get that TSSD .30 cal machine gun. And a train. I need a train.

My next movie is going to be The Magnificent Seven. Nope, never seen it. I know, culturally deprived. I've been on a western kick lately. So, what other classics have I missed? I've seen all the Clint Eastwood westerns, some of the John Wayne flicks. What other classics do I need to watch?

Speaking of movies, my friend Myles told me that he got to see 300. I asked him if he liked it, and his words were "It PUMPED me up!!". He said it made him want to walk around stabbing people and scream "I AM SPARTA". Now that's a good review.


Anonymous said...

The "Magnificent Seven" is one of my all-time favorite movies. It's based on a Japanese epic "The Seven Samurai." I think you'll like the Bushido Code theme in the film as it's transposed to gunfighters. If you liked those two, check out "Tombstone" with Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer, if you haven't already. The Gunfight at OK Corral scene is THE most accurate I've seen. The language is kind of rough, but - hey- we're not talking about a bunch of boyscouts here, are we? Wayne from Alabama

Beau said...

Yup, just waiting for the Mag 7 to come back to my library, I have my name on hold for it. I have seen tombstone. Rockin' movie.

Anonymous said...

Check out The Professionals with Burt Lancaster and Lee Marvin, great western. Also worth a look, 100 Rifles with Burt Reynolds and Raquel Welch. Pretty cool the both of them. Best regards, Mike

Perry said...

I would recommend Broken Trail...or Open Range...they are newer westerns.. Also Last Stand at Saber River with Tom Selleck

Jim Maddox said...

The classic westerns to see are:
The Ox-Bow incident: Vigilante justice and a chance to see Henry Fonda play a tough guy.
My Darling Clementine: Not an accurate account of Wyatt Earp, but just like the 300, the movie is so good, you don't care.
Fort Apache: Another chance to see Henry Fonda play a not so nice guy.
Shane: A classic among classics.
Stagecoach: It made John Wayne a star.
The Magnificent Seven: After you see it, watch Seven Samurai, the original film it's based on.
The Gunfighter: Gregory Peck as Johnny Ringo
The Westerner: Walter Brennan as Judge Roy Bean.


The first 300 was much better


THE Magnificent Seven is based on a better film but its good.How do we know Tombstone was accurate.?