Friday, May 16, 2008

Young Guns (1988)

Man, what a killer cast for a suprisingly bland movie. Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen and Jack Palance all play crucial roles in this 80's western based on the craziness also known as Billy the Kid. Pretty standard "how the West was won" sort of stuff. The film is really only saved by Estevez's mutton chops and the soundtrack, a blend of synthy western riffs and authentic honky tonk/banjo music. Also, Lou Diamond Phillips in scary face paint feeding hicks peyote and the subsequent drug trip was pretty sweet. Got to see some Native Americans (at least I think they were Native Americans...) which is always cool. Lots of horses. Also lots of chew. So....

Final Judgement: "Once is enough."

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