Wednesday, September 28, 2005

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I just saw this 66’ western classic and it blew my socks off! Plot in a nutshell: 3 gunslingers looking for $200,000 worth of gold coins (it must worth a lot back then). And the personas of these 3 gunslingers are represented by (duh) the good, bad and ugly (who I don’t think was that ugly after all).

Anyway long story short:

The Good: Clint Eastwood ~ super duper cool, he don’t talk much and when he does, it almost classic every time he open his mouth. He defined the standard what cool should be! Got to be one of Clint’s best performance ever.

The Bad: Lee Van Cleef ~ right from the start, u know his the “evil guy who will do anything and all thing terrible one” and yet that there this charm emitting from him that it’s hard to hate his character. I think the director once said his eyes can burn a hole thru the screen and I can’t agree more with that.

The Ugly: Eli Wallach ~ the clown : ) this film would not be such a pleasure without this clumsy character. One moment you could wish that someone kill rotten bugger and another moment you could be laughing at this character’s antics that you just want to hug him.

The story slowly unfolds over 2 hours and 40 mins (160 mins) but with their intriguing characters and unexpected events thrown at them, I wish “The End” would not come so soon. Will be getting the extended version to watch the 181 mins version. This Movie is just pure cinematic gold.

Recommend for those who never watch it before or not even interested in western cowboy movies: ) try n u might fall for it like I did

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