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The Western… Making A Comeback? Here’s Hopping!

by  |  August 2nd, 2016  |  Blog

Here is hoping that we can see some new westerns that are as awesome as the previous ones!

I will be honest and say that only with in the last few years discovered the absolute brilliance that is the Western movie genre! The sad fact is, is not only do they not make those anymore, but until recently Hollywood hasn’t really been making anything anyway!

And that is a shame, I mean Western movies have always been great at defining heroes, and villains, and for some of the young movie fans out there, can actually be the first real example of right and wrong! And besides that, they are just fun!

Now there has been a few decent enough examples over the last few years of the Western genre coming out to shine… One of them being the remake to the classic John Wayne (Rio Bravo) movie, True Grit (2010), that one was fun and had a great cast, that included: Jeff Bridges (Tron), another one of them being Appaloosa (2008) with Ed Harris (The Abyss) and Renée Zellweger (Empire Records) and there was a fun TV show that came out a few years ago with Timothy Olyphant (Scream 2) that was a lot of fun… But even that one ended before it should have!

Timothy Olyphant with Ian McShane (Game Of Thrones) in a scene from the ill fated western TV series, ‘Deadwood’!

That is just a few examples… I know there is more, but I will be honest with you guys and say that there is almost certainly not much more up til recently!

Now speaking of that… Have you guys noticed a nice upsurge in Western movies both good and crap? I think it is pretty safe to say that I am freaking excited about this development!

Now here is a couple of examples that have come out recently that are both good and… Well from what I have heard, are total crap!

  1. The Ridiculous 6 (2015)… With huge star caliber following this movie, including: Adam Sandler (Billy Madison), Terry Crews (The Expendables) and so much more… I haven’t seen this movie yet myself, but I have heard that this movie is pretty bad!
  2. The Hateful 8 (2015): Now this one I really regret missing in theaters, and can’t wait to see it stream! It has an amazing cast, and was directed by Quentin Tarantino (From Dusk Till Dawn)… And it just looks freaking awesome!

And now for a movie that… Albeit a remake, looks like it is actually going to be freaking awesome… That moving the remake of, The Magnificent Seven (2016)!

The Magnificent Seven (2016)… Looks pretty promising!

Now this awesome movie tells the story of how a bunch of gunman come together to help out a poor village that is being terrorized by a group of evil gunslingers! But that is not just it… The cast is epic! I mean, Chris Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy) Denzel Washington (Virtual Cop) & Vincent D’Onofrio (Men In Black)… And this is just to name a few!

Well folks, I hope this trend continues! Westerns rock!



Nathan Strack


Nathan Strack is a Writer/Director/Filmmaker & Owner/Founder of: Hell In Space, Strack Web Design Service & Strack Store.

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