BY: HELENA DAMATO
This fun 1966 spaghetti western film has honestly won my heart. I love everything about this fun and adventurous film. I think this movie has created its own personality. This movie has become my favorite…so far. I really enjoy how throughout the movie there has been a spark of comedy in such serious situations. The movie is about three men going after the same thing… a secret treasure full of riches and they all attempt to get to it by going through each other. In the film, it seems that Blondie and Tuco are ‘business’ partners. While Angel Eyes seems to be on his own as a mysterious hitman. The movie is about three characters, The Good- Blondie, The Bad- Tuco, & The Ugly- Angel Eyes. I think the title speaks for itself when it reveals who is who in the movie. I love how there is a bit of everything in the movie besides romance… but romance sucks. My favorite character I would have to say is Blondie. I really enjoy how he is a very clever and mysterious person throughout the movie. He has no connections… He has nothing, but he still manages to get the better of everything throughout the movie no matter what he went through. He wasn’t completely an ‘angel’, but a man who had good intentions and morals for himself and can leave others alone. ‘The Bad’ who goes Tuco is the complete opposite of who I was favoring. He is a man of no good intentions or morals, but I like how he can spice up the movie with his goofy and negative personality. He always seems to be the character that brings out the fun and comedy throughout the film. He’s like the bitter taste in things and has dumb luck. In the movie, Tuco and Blondie seem to work and be forced together to get what they desire… and that is money in the “Great Unknown”. ‘The Ugly’ who is known Angel Eyes is the suspense in the film. I feel like his personality and presence in the film seems to be suspenseful and nerve-wracking. Angel Eyes is an unknown hitman who seems to know the tea about everyone. I feel like in the film he is intimidating and questionable. He is also going after the same treasure and seems to be competing with Blondie and Tuco. I really enjoy how in the film, it shows many and different perspectives of the characters and their actions. I really do think that this movie is something to see when you are looking into something new. My most favorite part of the film is the ending. At the end of the film, it shows all three men standing in the middle of the cemetery waiting patiently for someone to make the first move in their battle of shooting. Blondie quickly got his gun and shot Angle Eyes and spared Tuco and split the money with him. I just thought it was so clever the way he parted with Tuco which was the way they did business, shot his noose for him to escape death. I loved the irony and metaphor to the ending. Basically… This movie was all that & a bag of chips.