And to think, this was once thought of as controversial. Years of escalating cinematic body counts have decreased the shock of the mythical ending, but it hasn't taken away the power of this eulogy to the end of the Wild West. Holden was never better.
"We've got to start thinking beyond our guns".
So says Pike (William Holden), the nominal leader of the titular group, early into the film, after a bank hold-up goes awry. This is not the mythical…
(A ten year old review)
The best thing you can say about the fifth film of the series is that now there is only one more to suffer through.
What began in 1977 as a rollicking saga of good versus evil set against the backdrop of jawdropping miniature work has devolved into an essay on the inherent instability of galactic political systems, set against the backdrop of computerized cartoon images. The creator, director and all-round self-appointed ruler of all things…