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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.

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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!

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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

      ~Lynn

      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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