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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/5/2005 5:51:22 AM EDT
Who else saw it as a modern day western?
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:28:47 AM EDT
I can see that interpretation.

I saw it more as a "down on their luck anti-heros try for one last big score" type of flick.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:30:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 10:17:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Who else saw it as a modern day western?


Interesting observation. Doesn't quite fit, but I understand why you think so.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 1:06:27 PM EDT
Don't westerns usually have good guys sometimes do questionable things to achieve good goals?

Way of the Gun had all bad (very bad) people who occassionally did good things, mostly in furtherance of their bad motives.

It was an in-your-face crime drama that really sat heavy on showing the gruesome consequences of violence and evil.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 1:58:48 PM EDT
Watched it on DVD just a few night ago.

One of the best shooting movies I have seen. Yes the guns were powerful but not obscene to the point of a .45 tossing anyone out a window.

And I liked how it left you hanging at the end with the do they die or don't they trail off...
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 2:18:54 PM EDT
You could read western in it with themes like hired guns & shootouts/standofffs.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 6:37:04 PM EDT
The second half had Oater written all over it to me. I kinda saw them like Butch and Sundance, not a direct comparison but in the same vein.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 6:38:44 PM EDT
Own it Love it, agree with you. But let me say I also see it as a MOB flic.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 6:53:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 6:57:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MRW:
No hero to root for, everyone gets shot,



so what's not to like
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 3:31:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
The second half had Oater written all over it to me. I kinda saw them like Butch and Sundance, not a direct comparison but in the same vein.



Parker and Longbaugh (their psuedonyms) are the real names of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 10:21:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2005 10:22:40 AM EDT by pulpsmack]
The story was empty, cliche', and characaturesque like Kill Bill, and I was disappointed with the execution (bitterly so after discovering it was from the guy who did the Usual Suspects)

That said, it was some of the best gunplay I have EVER seen in Hollywood and that is why it's in my collection.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 11:08:34 AM EDT
I watched it again... fun movie. I still hate J. Lewis.

I like the car chase when they're getting out of the car and rolling it. That was too cool.

Not sure I think it's a modern day western... but it was good anyway.
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