Worth Watching - May 24: The Good, The Bad, and The Weird Trailer
If you're in dire need of a break from all things Indiana Jones this weekend, then we've got something just for you. The Good, The Bad, and The Weird is a Korean spaghetti western that's currently playing at the Cannes Film Festival. I hadn't even really heard of this until I saw the trailer, but now I'm pushing this out there because it looks so damn good. It reminds me a lot of Takashi Miike's Sukiyaki Western Django, but considering that film was absolute trash, this one looks a thousand times better. Plus - it's playing at Cannes! The fact that it got in and is playing there says a lot! I know this isn't everyone's cup o' tea, but it's a very refreshing diversion from the big summer blockbusters. Enjoy!
Watch the trailer for The Good, The Bad, and The Weird:
The 30ties in the Mandchurian desert. The Weird steals a map from a Japanese official. The Bad is paid to get it back. The Good is a bounty hunter who tracks them down. In this unpredictable, escalating battle for the map and the men, who will stand in the end as the winner?
The Good, The Bad, and The Weird is directed by Korean filmmaker Jee-woon Kim of A Tale of Two Sisters and A Bittersweet Life previously. The film has already played in theaters in Korea and is currently showing at the Cannes Film Festival in France. The film does not has a US distributor yet and has no US release date, although I'm hoping it will show at the Toronto Film Festival this year and probably pick up a US distributor quite soon.
Reader Feedback - 24 Comments
Sure...why not??? looks better than a lot of the crap that has come out recently....actaully looks to be genuinely entertaining...I'll be looking for it ...
pizza_the_hut on May 24, 2008
I'll say this. It definitely lives up to it's name. That is all.
Sinner on May 24, 2008
looks pretty cool!
Lou on May 24, 2008
Alex, actually the film had its world premiere at Cannes Film Festival tonight. It was supposed to be released in South Korea earlier this year, but apparently they had trouble shooting in the Gobi desert last year and the release date is now July 10.
cheaplog on May 24, 2008
haha this actually looks good.
darrin on May 24, 2008
Fisherman on May 24, 2008
This might even be a lot better than IJ4!
EGGHUB on May 24, 2008
Great trailer, I've been a huge fan of Korean movies since I started studying Korean. I think however that korean spaghetti western doesn't quite do Korean culture justice, rather a kim-chi western seems like it would be more appropriate.
Zach on May 25, 2008
looks pretty action packed im in
Curtis on May 25, 2008
this looks awesome. It's directed by the star of A Bittersweet Life ANNNNNND has the star of said film? Sign me up. BTW if you haven't seen a Bittersweet Life you haven't seen a good movie
Billy on May 25, 2008
Wow! I can't wait to see it! and i guess I need to watch A Bittersweet Life now.
Keith on May 25, 2008
Very Tarantino. I don't use the word "cool" very often but that is exactly what this is. My reaction to the part where the guy gets blasted and bounces off the wall was like seeing a boxing knockout highlight. What's with the name though, Alex? In the trailer and in the poster there's no "and"; it's just The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. But you and IMDb have it listed other-wise.
Frame on May 25, 2008
@Frame: you mean 'The Good, The Bad, The Weird', surely 😉
mark on May 25, 2008
Oops! Thanks for that, mark. Force of habit. Plus I'm on some Jager right now...
Frame on May 25, 2008
We know it's a must-watch! Can't wait to see it ASAP!
1minutefilmreview on May 25, 2008
Nice! Ill be putting this on my lookout list. Nice to see that not every movie needs an orgy of CGI to look awesome.
Breach on May 26, 2008
This movie looks wicked sweet. I mean hella awesome....er, it looks great.
Reverend on May 26, 2008
seeing it, haha!
Garrett.king on May 27, 2008
this is mind blowing...worth watching this movie..
ajaaz on May 28, 2008
This movie looks like it might be worth a watch or could possibly be trash and thanx for sharing this with us, but shame on you for knocking Takashi Miikes Film *Sukiyaki Western Django* just to try to boost & promote this movie, Django is an excellent movie and does not in any way appear to be at a *loss for anything else* The mans mind is genial and brilliant, as is the movie *Sukiyaki Western Django* ...Isn't there anything that you can tell us about this movie that you are promoting to catch our interest instead of trashing miikes' works?? You mention nothing of this movie you are promoting, only trashing Miikes Movie...It makes me not even want to go out and see this movie here or to try to enjoy it...sorry, thats just how I feel...Shame on you, really so sad & unbelievable that this is the only way that you can promote this movie...
katy on Jul 4, 2008
PS: You are sitting here telling us that you saw this trailer to this movie and that you want to see it because it reminds you of Miikes' Sukiyaki Western Django and then trash that movie all in one sentence, Clearly you don't know anything about this movie or of Miikes works...Miikes' Talents are immense...If you hate Django then why if this movie reminds you of it would you even want to see it>>> You really don't make any sense to me...
katy on Jul 4, 2008
It appears that a lot of people on this review do not know much about movies and directors, Talking about this movie is so Tarantino...Do you and they fail to realize that Tarantino is one of the main characters of Miikes' *Sukiyaki Western Django* ??? This site really amazes me to no end...
katy on Jul 4, 2008
this movie is more an experimentation than showing korean culture, and im definetely gonna watch it
esther on Jul 8, 2008
it is amazing - I've seen it twice. unfortunately, this trailer does not really convey the absolute fun and craziness of this movie. There is a 15 minute chase scene that will blow your mind. I can tell you that after watching the Django trailer, I'm not impressed. See "Good Bad Weird" and bask in its greatness!
erik on Sep 3, 2008
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