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The Penultimate Post: Y is Young Guns I and II

young-gunsIt’s my last post for the A-Z Challenge (Katie will be taking on Z tomorrow) and I bring to you the Brat Pack’s version of a western: Young Guns and Young Guns II.

When the first Young Guns came out, I was an excited pre-teen. Just look at the cast–it’s an 80s teeny-bopper fantasy: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Casey Siemaszko. When Young Guns II came out two years later, they’d shaken up the cast a bit, adding rising star Balthazar Getty (whatever happened to him?) and the smoldering Christian Slater. Not to mention a soundtrack scored by Bon Jovi.

If they ever cast a remake with these guys, I would actually pay to see it.

If they ever cast a remake with these guys, I would actually pay to see it.

As westerns, they were a little weak, kind of a “western-lite”. But who cares? A bunch of cute cowboys riding around and acting macho–perfect for the teen scene. Add in a score by Bon Jovi for the sequel and you can see why the two movies grossed more than $88 million. Considering the way Hollywood likes to recycle movies (Footloose, The Great Gatsby, Red Dawn…), I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw the remake come out in a few years, probably starring the cast of Magic Mike, Chris Pine, and one or both of the Hemsworth brothers.


About Cate Tayler

Mom, Wife, Writer, Catholic, Thinker, Reader, Amateur Gourmand, 'Phins Fan, Superwoman--not always in that order. Fueled by passion and too much caffeine. Lost my cape--it's buried somewhere under that mountain of laundry. Once I find it, look out world!


3 thoughts on “The Penultimate Post: Y is Young Guns I and II

  1. Great choice for “Y”…. I love old westerns…… the ones that would probably pre-date you, even before MY time… something romantic about them, I guess. Congrats for completing the Challenge… well, almost!!

    Posted by Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice | April 29, 2013, 18:24
    • I was never much of a western fan, but I do have some favorites. These are probably among them, but my absolute favorite is Tombstone. I used to have a tee that had Wyatt Earp’s picture and the quote, “You tell ’em I’m comin’… and HELL’S comin’ with me!” LOL


      Posted by A Common Sea | April 30, 2013, 09:02
  2. Oh my gosh, check them out! All young and cowboy-ish! Congrats on finishing the challenge (since your part is done)

    Posted by Andrea @ Maybe It's Just Me | April 30, 2013, 17:51

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