Wednesday, June 23, 2010
THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD (2008)
If you took THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY and remade it in Korea then threw in a large helping of INDIANA JONES and action sequences from a Bugs Bunny cartoon you would have a close semblance of this. More of an absurd all-out action movie than a spaghetti-western really. It just uses the basic outline of the Clint Eastwood predecessor and the basic trappings of that genre. It does give a weird glimpse into how another country takes something foreign and morphs it into its own entity. Worth seeing just because of its weird amalgamation and uniqueness. I've heard it compared to Takashi Miike's SUKIYAKI DJANGO WESTERN but they both feel pretty different. I would say that movie went for a deliberate weird vibe while this one feels more slapsticky and concerned with keeping its energy levels at their highest throughout. Is it a good movie? It's just O.K. but uniqueness counts for something too in my book.