Monday, December 15, 2008

The Good The Bad and the Weird

South Korea 2008

On a train crossing the Manchurian desert, fate unites the three men of the title: a bounty hunter (Jung Woo-sung), a gangster (Byung-hun Lee) and a train robber (Kang-ho Song). When a treasure map is thrown into the mix, the trio form an unlikely partnership to find the loot. Racing through the unforgiving landscape, they stay one step ahead of rivals -- and the Japanese army. Ji-woon Kim directs this kinetic, Sergio Leone-inspired adventure.

Holy fuck. Talk about some of the most impressive action sequences you'll ever see.
Yeah, I said it and I mean it. Gunslinging, tongue in cheek humor, high octane panning, elongated action sequences that never end, frivolous dialog, no heart at the root, it just doesn't matter because it is so good, laugh out loud funny and edge of your seat brutality delivered in a tightly orchestrated onslaught of well thought out, elaborately concocted shoot em up mayhem. You'll love it. It's 139 minutes, the last 30 minutes of the movie could, should, will, has already made movie history you will have to see this 25 minute action scene to even know what the I even mean.

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