Back in spaghetti corner but too little spag for too much western,and not the good one. I don’t know if it was after or at the same time, but I start to believe that Soldier Blue was a more influential film than I thought it was.
Well first things first, didn’t like it much
1- SW with Indians are was always a coolicated thing, and we can see why, the Indians apart from the girl were never main characters, and they all looked (were) chinese, giving a a Shaw brothers feeling tothe film;
2-Doc character is fine, Steffen Zacharian gives a nice performance but is totally out of context with the film, there’s no comic relief that can safe Leonard’s Mann straight face scene after scene;
3- Rassimov and Kinski characters aren’t well explored, they are too interesting bad guys, that coud have made some a cool nasty duo but no, not even close;
4- Never liked that much those psychedelic westerns, not much scenes here of the kind, but the few ones I didn’t liked them, most of the times just looked like a poor’s man Parollini;
5- Finally the story has potencial but never delivers;
In the end some fine scenes but that’s all, we say that Steffen was wooden, but Mann is beyond wooden is petrified.
Underdog section for me