the dollars trilogy
a fistful of dollars
a yojimbo remake, this sergio leone film has enough charms (the gritty setting and the superb enio morricone scoring to name a few) to enable it to stand on it's own side by side with the film that inspired it... an excellent anti- hero, a bad-ass villain in a superb backdrop glued together by leone's cinematic smarts make this really fun to watch... 9
a few dollars more
compared to the first, this takes time to really appreciate... it was only when lee van cleef's character faces off with the man with no name in front of the hotel one evening this film finds it's bearing... the villain isn't as compelling as the first and the roots of his mental illness was quite lame... nevertheless it was still fun leone goes more visual on this one and that unmistakeable score of enio morricone was still effin awesome... 8
the good the bad and the ugly
the most ambitious of the three, this is leone's finest moment as the king of spaghetti westerns... it was like getting the best parts of the first two films and improving it further... set against the backdrop of the american civil war, the man with no name is more vulnerable and more human than ever before... leone and morricone must've been on PEDS while crafting this classic...morricone's splendid film score alone is already worth the price of admission...