Abahachi, Chief of the Apache Indians, and his blood brother Ranger maintain peace and justice in the Wild West. One day, Abahachi needs to take up a credit from the Shoshone Indians to ... See full summary »
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French/German/Spanish Western co-production filmed , of course , in Almeria, Spain
Paté/Schnitzel/Paella Western parody co-produced by France-Germany-Spain , it is packed with ridiculous situations , noisy action , exaggerated roles and lots of silly humor . Based on characters from comic books by Morris and writing credits by Ramzy Bedia , Michel Hazanavicius , Eric Judor , being badly directed by Philippe Haïm (Barracuda, Secret Defense). This amusing as well as absurd picture contains an entertaining plot , action Western , shootouts and bits of campy and embarrassing humor . It deals with four Dalton brothers (Eric Judor as Joe , Ramzy Bedia as Averell , Saïd Serrari as Jack , Romain Berger as William) and all of them take on Lucky Luke (Til Schweiger). They are the worst outlaws in Wild West history, whose criminal flops are such that their own mother is turning against them. This is a surprisingly low-key Spaghetti Western in which four diverse characters joining forces to find a magic hat and rob a bank . But it's only once Ma Dalton (Marthe Villalonga) kicks her boys out of the home that they decide to make her proud by robbing a City Bank, where security is so tight that even the bank tellers are combat-trained. Having failed the robbery, the brothers are thrown in prison , where their dim-witted Mexican cell mate exposes information about a magic hat that renders its wearer invincible. They immediately resolve to get the sombrero , so the boys escape of prison and head straight for Mexico and attempt to rob a fortune from a Bank . The Dalton Brothers breaking all the rules and kicking virtually every cliché in the pants , as they relentlessly deceive, plunder and rob. They go to Mexico leaving a trail of chaos in their wake where face off a villain named El Tarlo (Javivi) who besieges a village similarly to ¨The magnificent seven¨ .
Western satire with a bemusing premise , there is plenty of action in the movie , guaranteeing shootouts, fights or stunts every few minutes . It's an improbable blending of standard Western, tongue-in-cheek , silly humor , Comic-book and realized in Spaghetti/Fagioli/Trinity(Terence Hill-Bud Spencer) style . But the main problem is that if you are foreigner you will have to know well the French society to understand the double-senses and jokes said by the four main actors playing Dalton Brothers . Amiable but sometimes lumbering Western satire goes on and on about the same premise , as a lot of minutes are superfluous ,it has half hour of excess , as it packs overblown jokes and antics and some moments turns out to be dull and tiring . The film mingles slapdash, silly scenes ,pursuits, and it's fast moving and embarrassing . The musician Alexandre Azaria , composes a jolly soundtrack with catching leitmotif and well conducted . Composer Alexandre Azaria was inspired by Alan Silvestri's scores for Back to the future III (1990) and Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) to such an extend that in several scenes the music sounds almost exactly the same . Colorful cinematography by cameraman David Carretero filmed on location in Cologne, North Rhine - Westphalia, Germany and Tabernas, Almería, Andalucía, Spain . The picture is dedicated to Morris and Rene Goscinny . This is the worst version based on famous Lucky Luke comic books . Other adaptations are the following : Lucky Luke (2009) Played by Jean Dujardin / Mathias Sandor (as Young Luke) and television series starred by Terence Hill . And cartoon version as "Go West: A Lucky Luke Adventure" 2007 , "The New Adventures of Lucky Luke¨ ,¨La ballade Des Dalton (1978) , ¨Lucky Luke the intrepid¨ (1971).
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