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The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)

South Korea 139m, Colour
Director: Kim Ji-woon; Cast: Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, Jung Woo-sung, Yoon Je-moon, Ryoo Seung-soo

Set in Manchuria during the 1930s, The Good, the Bad, and the Weird is a fun and offbeat western movie inspired by The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) that tells the story of a stolen treasure map which is believed to lead the way to a fortune buried by China’s Qing Dynasty. In battling for the map, three men – The Good, The Bad, and The Weird are challenged by a group of bandits and even the Japanese Imperial Army who take chase. Despite the many challenges for the map, during which most everyone ends up dead, the three men eventually reach their hard-fought destination, but fail to realize the true significance of their find before their final gun battle. Superbly filmed, this is an action-packed violent story with a surprising and darkly comedic conclusion (Klaus Ming July 2011).

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4 comments on “The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)

  1. movie guy steve
    07/06/2011

    I loved, Loved, LOVED this movie!

  2. joem18b
    07/07/2011

    You’ve had quite a run of fun movies lately. Lucky you.

    Leone lives on in Korea. I think he would have loved this one.

    • Klaus
      07/07/2011

      This was a pretty fun movie. I haven’t been in the mood for a lot of serious stuff the past couple weeks. It’s nice to take a break from the 1001 list from time to time.

      • joem18b
        07/07/2011

        I’m glad I don’t have a list to follow at the moment. But I guess I’ll probably start to feel guilty at some point, or just want to find some classier movies.

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