Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Movie Review: The Good The Bad And The Ugly


              This is my first post in what's almost a month. I'm not proud of that. I'm also not proud that it took me 17 years to see The Good The Bad and The Ugly. This is a classic spaghetti (Italian) western movie that tells the story of three cowboys who are looking for the same treasure, $200,000, which right now would be about 2 million at least. 


               The first thing you have to notice is that, for being a 60's film, it's very, very well done. The film quality is good, the music is great, and the actors are excellent. I've yet to see any other film as good as this one in terms of what's available in our epoch. Sure, every year a new great movie comes out, but none of them is on this level. 
I mean, just look at that poster.
                Another thing that I liked very much was the characters. The Good, Clint Eastwood, always has this badass look on his face. He was also the smart one of the three. The Bad, known in the movie as Angel Eyes, is like Boba Fett, you can't really stop him when he gets an objective. The Ugly, Tuco, took the film away. Sure, the character is pathetic and sometimes goes even lower than that, but he's very well acted. 
That's the ugly all right. 
                Now, the story is simple. The guys are looking for a treasure, but neither the Bad or Ugly can complete the quest without the Good. They go through battlefields between the Confederacy and the Union, cross deserts, smoke, drink, and do cowboy shit while under a very awesome soundtrack. I cannot even exagerate how awesome this film is, and if you haven't seen it, you don't know shit about movies. So, sit your ass down and get ready for this epic western that's going to blow your mind. 

You can never go wrong with Clint Eastwood.