Finally saw it and it was as good as expected.
Few questions: Günther Ruiz is supposed to be german or is he mexican? what is his motivation? and why is sean saying about him that it is personal? any ideas, but in general he is a bad motherfucker, the raw egg; classic.
To the movie: I think it is good and has a leone feel to it. The flashbacks and the great score reminded me of once upon a time in AMERICA, which i also like and which also is a bit open ended.
It does feel like a peckinpah since it is very violent(maybe even a bit too much with all the executions) and the setting reminded me a bit of the wild bunch. The outlaw who is drawn into the revolution! And the scene where he pees on the ants in the beginning reminded me of the kids “playing” with the ants and the scorpions in the wild bunch.
I like rod steiger in this one, a tuco character would have been too much for me, and he is very believable with his love for the kids. So i think he manages quite well. And coburn is the man. The score is beautiful, and alot of memorable scenes. Well i will go and rewatch it with the audio comments of Frayling, the documentaries are interesting as well.
Did i mention the score is superb, good that morricone at least got the honorary oscar.