Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I like the original better, but what a remake. The terrible casting of the villagers hurts the film, but... Brynner, McQueen, Bronson, Coburn. Vaughn isn't bad, and Wallach is a good, if miscast here, character actor. All those guys except Vaughn and Wallach are dead, but the film captures everything they had that made them appealing -- those guys, or at least a part of them, will live forever, in a way that nobody born just 20 years before them will. There is something magical about that.