The story of three Korean outlaws in 1930s Manchuria and their dealings with the Japanese army and Chinese and Russian bandits. The Good (a Bounty hunter), the Bad (a hitman), and the Weird (a thief) battle the army and the bandits in a race to use a treasure map to uncover the riches of legend.
Almost a perfect movie in my eyes. One thing that really caught my eye throughout the film was the use of special effects. There was a little CG in the film but most of the explosions were done they way they were suppose to; in real life. That combined with the camera work was quite intense. They really had the camera angles going and that really added a better action effect to the film. The film is like an Western, but newer. You still got guns and horses, but with some added vehicles thrown in. The music also was a nice effect adding old time Western with newer electric and some Japanese feeling. There are many names in this film and they were all excellent actors. But I will just focus on the good, the bad and the weird. Woo-sung Jung was the good and he was the one that added the Western feel. That and he really knew how to spin a rifle which was intense. The bad was Byung-hun Lee who dressed like a freak out of a band, but for added effect. You could tell in his mind he was a little crazy and it showed every time he killed. Then you have the weird who was Kang-ho Song which brought a little comic relief to the film. Everyone knew how to act and this film really showed that it had a budget and took a lot of work with special effects instead of CG scenes you see now a days. The only thing I didn't like was that the movie did run long, but that made me think it was going to be a huge ending. It was a decent ending, but not the one you would expect from all the build up. But that little error did nothing to really ruin the film for it was dynamite watching from start to finish.