Here is a theme I have not been familiar with… ever. Like, western and me know about each other, but we don’t hang out because let me be honest, I don’t really like this genre. There are a few movies I’ll mention here that are obviously western and that I’ve actually enjoyed. But as a general rule, I don’t seek out westerns in my spare time.
This was not a hard pick, Django Unchained was one of those movies that defined 2012, and it definitely refreshed the western genre. I mean, Tarantino himself kept with the theme with his latest movie as well, and there is The Magnificent Seven, The Duel, Traded – all westerns, all from this year, none of which I’ve seen. But as far as westerns go, I think Django Unchained, thanks to Tarantino, was something really special.
When I set out to recommend for the western theme, The Revenant wasn’t the movie that popped into my head first. I don’t know why, it’s clearly a western, I totally get that, but it doesn’t feel like one. Does that make sense? But nonetheless, The Revenant is a western, and it’s a good movie. It hasn’t stayed with me as much as I would have expected, but it will forever remain as Leo’s first Oscar movie, and that has given this film a special place in my heart.
Cover your eyes, I’m about to recommend a bad movie, or at least that’s according to all those movie-rating-sites. The thing is, I don’t think Wild Wild West is that bad. Sure, it has its flaws and it’s far from something one would take seriously, but it’s been almost over 10 years since I last saw this movie, and all I can remember is the fun I had! It was a fun movie, right? No? Am I going crazy? How about the theme song?! Still fresh!
By now, I’ve almost caught up with Westworld and while me and western don’t go together, me and western-scifi, apparently do. I love it. And I don’t need to tell you to see it because I think the whole world is watching already and I’m the only one behind, avoiding spoilers like crazy.
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