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'''''The Good, the Bad, the Weird''''' is a colorful Korean film that plays omage to ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', and a self described "Kimchi Western" by WordofGod. While the original is an epic SpaghettiWestern, the remake is a more fast-paced and less serious action film.

Three Koreans in exile cross paths in 1930s Manchuria during the Japanese occupation. Park Chang-yi, the hitman/bandit leader, is hired to steal a treasure map from a Japanese official, but a train robber, Yoon Tae-goo, beats him to the punch -- only to be captured by a BountyHunter, Park Do-won. Tae-goo talks Do-won into helping him search for the treasure instead, and they set off through the desert together, with Chang-yi's gang ''and'' the Japanese army in pursuit. During the action-filled chase that follows, each of the three turns out to have some hidden motives.

Compare and Contrast with ''SukiyakiWesternDjango''.
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!!''The Good, the Bad, the Weird'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* ActionSurvivor: Tae-goo seems to be this; no-one knows what skills he has, they just know that he survives no matter what you throw at him. In several scenes he gets away only because Do-won helps him out. In truth, though, this is ObfuscatingStupidity, and he is in fact a textbook CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass.
* AnachronismStew: With guns and most of the military hardware. If it's supposed to be set in the early 1930s in Manchuria, then Good uses mostly outdated guns from the 1890s (except a very "modern" revolver), Bad is using a "modern" revolver and submachine gun that wasn't even produced till 1941, while Weird's Walthers P38, as the name implies, were put into service in 1938. Not to mention the military trucks and jeeps, being mostly post-WWII models (but still Imperial Army soldiers are the most accurately outfitted to the time period).
** Maybe not - during the course of the film, it is stated that Tae-goo is 35 years old, and [[spoiler: his new wanted poster at the end of the film]] says that he was born in 1906, which would place the film in the year 1941.
* AssShove: Tae-goo kills two people this way. When the Japanese find the bodies, they think he's a pervert.
* BadassLongcoat: Chang-yi and Do-won -- the latter providing the movie's ShoutOut to the iconic standoff in ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''.
* BerserkButton: Chang-yi is driven into a psychopathic rage at the mention of Tae-goo's name, especially if his prowess as a fighter is also mentioned.
* BulletproofFashionPlate: Come rain, come shine or come gunfights in the desert, Chang-yi's shirt collar remains crisp and white.
* CameraAbuse: The camera gets sprayed with blood, mud and shrapnel, and even hit by a horse.
* LesCollaborateurs: Some of the characters in the movie are wealthy Koreans who work for the Japanese. They all tend to die rather messily.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Tae-goo. Most of the movie seems to be geared towards making us forget his very introduction scene.
* DisproportionateRetribution
* DownerEnding: In the International cut, at least.
* TheEmpire: Of Japan.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: A zig-zagging example. [[spoiler:As the "Finger-chopper", Tae-goo wore a black BadassBiker outfit instead of the brown clothes he wears during the movie. In TheStinger during the credits, he's shown back in his old gear.]]
* {{Expy}}: Do-won, Tae-goo and Chang-yi are Expies of [[Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly Blondie, Tuco and Angel Eyes]], respectively.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Look closely in the salemen scene at the beginning, you can spot both Do-won taking his seat and Tae-goo's friend trying to talk to him.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Chang-yi, a hitman, scoffs at Koreans who are loyal to Japan.
* FastRoping: Do-won during the Ghost Market fight, wielding his rifle [[ImprobableAimingSkills with one hand]].
* {{Fingore}}
* GiantMook: Two actually.
* GoodGunsBadGuns: Only villains and mooks use automatic weapons.
* GunsAkimbo: Tae-goo
* {{Guyliner}}
* HairTriggerTemper: Chang-yi. Don't look, talk, interact with him in any way; the chances are, he will kill you, for no damn good reason at all.
* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:Chang-yi]]. Missing the right index finger but can shoot just fine.
* IHatePastMe / ButForMeItWasTuesday: [[spoiler:Tae-goo's]] past deeds, depending on your interpretation
* ImperialJapan: The occupiers of Manchuria [[TheExile and Korea]] and a major opponent.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: For all three of the protagonists: Do-won dresses like a cowboy, Chang-yi like a pop star, and Tae-goo like a hipster RummageSaleReject. And they are all in 1930s Manchuria.
* ImprobableAimingSkills
* ImprovisedArmour: The diving helmet in the Ghost Market scene.
* KatanasOfTheRisingSun: One of the major antagonists and providers of cannon fodder.
* KickTheDog
* KnifeNut: Chang-yi. [[spoiler:Tae-goo when he was the Finger-Chopper.]]
* MexicanStandoff / ShowdownAtHighNoon
* MoodWhiplash
* MoralityPet: Tae-goo's family.
* MrFanservice: Chang-yi
* NewOldWest: Except it's in the East.
* NiceHat: Do-won; Tae-goo
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Tae-goo
* OneManArmy: Do-won. This becomes apparent when he takes on an entire cavalry company of the Japanese Army. By himself. And ''wins.''
* OpiumDen: Tae-goo ends up in one, though he's really only looking for a room to spend the night.
* PetTheDog: Tae-goo's kindness to those children. Do-won's expression of idealistic sentiments might also qualify. He's not a bad guy to begin with, but is more sympathetic after showing he does his work because of a code, not just for the cash.
* QuickDraw
* QuickNip
* TheQuietOne: Do-won
* RasputinianDeath: [[spoiler:All three main characters take about a dozen bullets before going down.]]
* ReCut: The alternative ending found on most of the DVD's is basically just a longer version of the Ending which closes some plot elements like [[spoiler:what happened to the rest of the Japanese army]] and gives a clearer explanation for what we see at the end of the theatrical version.
* RecycledInSpace: It's ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'' WITH KOREANS IN 1930s MANCHURIA!
* RetiredMonster: Tae-goo [[spoiler:a.k.a. the Finger-chopper]]
* RuleOfCool: TheWestern.
* UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar
* ShoutOut
** Toward the end of the film, Chang-yi shoots off Tae-goo's hat and keeps shooting it every time Tae-goo tries to retrieve it from the ground. This is quite similar to a scene in ''Film/ForAFewDollarsMore'' where Monco and Colonel Mortimer do this to each other.
** During the climactic standoff, a panning shot shows Chang-yi and Tae-goo in the distance, with Do-won in the foreground, seen from the back, wearing his longcoat and carrying his Winchester rifle. This mirrors the scene in ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''.
** In the alternative ending, it's revealed that [[spoiler:Tae-goo pulled the same trick as Joe]] in ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars''.
* SpaghettiWestern: The film is indebted to this genre.
* SternChase
* SuperWindowJump
* SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage: Korean, Japanese, and Mandarin is spoken throughout the movie.
* TrainJob / TraintopBattle
* TheUnreveal: After hearing Tae-goo's dream and motivation for pursuing the treasure, Do-Won starts talking about his own dream. But before he can say what it actually is he stops when he realizes Tae-goo fell asleep, and the topic never comes up again.
* UnorthodoxReload: Do-won cocks his lever-action shotgun by flipping it over his fingers during the climax of the film.
* WarriorPoet
* WhatADrag
* WhiteShirtOfDeath
* WireFu
* WorthlessYellowRocks: [[spoiler:The so-called treasure map actually led to an oil well, which is of no value to the protagonists.]] This kind of seems to evoke ''Film/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre'' [[spoiler:especially in the version of the film where all three protagonists die needlessly. In other versions, there's a consolation in that Tae-goo and possibly Do-won as well are implied to have left with some of the loot Chang-yi brought with him.]]
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