The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Movie Review

A movie review written by Lee Sonogan

2h28min (1966) Advanture, Western

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Well what do you know? Another amazing movie from Sergio Leone. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly has so much good about it, and quintessentially it is one of the best westerns ever made. There may be nothing new about the story at first glance, but that’s the point, Leone is paying homage to the Hollywood western, and despite the initial simplicity there is also a complexity mainly in the film’s characters. Regardless of whether simple or complex it is, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly does have a compelling and brilliantly written story. – ThelittleSongbird (IMDB – 10/10)

Despite not everyone like the western genre, this is one that makes you think otherwise. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly with only a 1.2 million budget is the cowboy movie to know. Clint Eastwood of spaghetti has a unique performance as a part of the story. Gaining 25 million dollars at the box office, the long and close-up shops have impressive practical and highly stylised gunfights.

A period piece in the 1862 American Civil War shows the dynamics of the title of its name. First The Man with no Name or Blondie played by clint is a confident bounty hunter. The bad played by Lee Van Cleef has a nickname of Angel Eyes ruthless and sadistic. Then The Rat Tuco Benedicto Pacifco is the comedic oafish yet Mexican Bandit.

Seeking confederate gold three’s not a crowd here. With lots of cinematography focused scenes and choreography, you fly through the hour’s length. For character dynamics, the uneasy alliance keeps it consistent. Personally not seen a lot of this historical camera lens, this one showcases the best of the technology they had back then.

Overall dialogue with one-liner actually entertaining, I have to recommend it for ticking so many boxes subjective to the medium of filming. Making a desert come alive is not an easy task. I conclude with I would consume this again one day!


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