Movie: "íThree Amigos!"
Directed by: John Landis
Writing credits: Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels, Randy Newman
Plot: Three unemployed silent movie actors head to Mexico to entertain a small village. What the actors don't realize is the villagers believe they are real gunfighters who can save them from the outlaws that have been terrorizing them.
Review: Why does this movie have such a bad reputation? Personally, I think it's a criminally underrated comedic gem showcasing some of the best work that Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short have to offer. They play three out of work actors who get called down to a small village in Mexico to perform as their on-screen characters... or so they think. After they've been in town for a few days, they quickly realize that they weren't called up to perform, they were called to battle some Mexican bandits led by the ruthless El Guapo. With no jobs and no friends, the three of them must now decide whether to run away like cowards or to become the Three Amigos for real and save the small village.
There are many reasons to like this film, but I'll go ahead and list some of my favorite things about it:
-The three perfect character names: Lucky Day, Ned Nederlander and Dusty Bottoms.There are so many scenes from Three Amigos that have stuck with me over the years. I watched the movie countless times when I was a kid and it still holds up today. It's just plain stupid fun, and if you can't laugh at a movie like this, then you're taking it far too seriously. The Three Amigos gave me many laughs and will do the same for you if you let it. One might even say the movie will give you a plethora of laughs. So join the amigos as they take a stand for wherever liberty is threatened, do the classic Three Amigo salute and ride on off into the sunset.
-The opening theme song where they sing one high note for a ridiculously long time.
-Watching the amigos perform "My Little Buttercup" in front of a highly intimidated seedy bar crowd.
-Dehydrated in the middle of the desert, each of them taking a sip from their canteens. Lucky has a tiny bit left, Ned's is filled with sand, and Dusty has more than enough, which he wastes and discards while the other two look at him in disbelief.
-El Guapo gets a sweater from his gunfighting compadres.
-The turtle wishing Ned goodnight.
-Summoning the invisible swordsman and then accidentally killing him.
(Scored on a 0.5 - 5 pickles rating: 0.5 being the worst and 5 being the best)
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