The Villain

The critics were wrong.

Or, I have no taste. That’s certainly possible.

But if it’s wrong to love a film where a young Arnold Schwarzenegger plays naïve “Handsome Stranger,” Ann-Margret shakes her moneymaker, and dastardly outlaw Kirk Douglas is a live-action Wile E. Coyote, I don’t want to be right.

Slapped together by stuntman turned director Hal Needham, this is basically a PG-rated version of Blazing Saddles.

Like its predecessor, there’s probably some moments here — like Paul Lynde as a Native American chief named Nervous Elk — likely to irk tender modern sensibilities.

If so, well, I have no taste.

 

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