Foreign Film Friday


Welcome to the second installment of Foreign Film Friday. Today’s movie is ‘The Good, The Bad, and The Weird’ a Korean Western. Yes, I did say Korean Western. There is a great new genre of movies called sushi-westerns coming out of Asia. These movies are Asian- they have Asian actors, themes, costumes, and ass kicking martial arts, and yet they are set in Old West American type towns.
“The Good, The Bad, and The Weird” follows two bounty hunters- one ‘good’ – Woo-sung Jung and one ‘bad’ – Byung-hun Lee and an odd misfit- the weird- played by one of my favorite Korean actors- Kang-ho Song.  The three men are after a treasure map, which they all have possession of at one point in the movie. It is basically one long chase scene. It’s funny and the fights are great and the acting is wonderful. Please, if you like action/comedy,martial arts, western movies  The Good, The Bad, and The Weird is one you’ll enjoy.

12 responses »

  1. Korean Westerns?! LOL! Who knew? This looks like so much fun. I love the dialogue, “Should I run straight on? Or zigzag around and make em’ confused?” So playful… and dare I say sexy, too?!

    Great post. Thanks for letting us know about this odd but interesting genre!

    • The bad guy is very sexy- and he takes his shirt off – yum. It is very funny. I like to read the subtitles because the intonation tells so much and dubbing takes that away.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  2. I had no idea bout the Korean Westerns. I enjoy foreign horror quite a bit. What a cool and interesting idea for Friday posts. I subscribed to your blog. Keep ’em coming.

  3. Korean westerns -hey why not? Thanks for bringing this to light.

    I’ve never seen a foreign flim except for the original Birdcage which even though it was in French, was funnier than it’s English remake.

    • I haven’t seen the French version- I’ll have to check it out.
      Foreign Films are a lot of fun- they do things so differently. It can be daunting at first- it’s harder to tell if a movie is going to be good or not. I started with British movies then expanded from their because of previews. Dhoom2 -my first big Bollywood movie which I reviewed last week- was playing on the TV at my local video store, and now we’re hooked on Bollywood.
      Thanks for stopping by,

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