YMMV: The Good, the Bad, the Weird

  • Ass Pull: Tae-goo's survival of the final shoot-out in the Korean version. Although some could argue that Tae-goo and Do-won dying in the international version made watching the film entirely pointless.
  • Crazy Awesome: This is how Tae-goo has managed to stay alive for so long. In the extended ending, he even survives by wearing a metal plate beneath his quilted shirt.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Chang-yi
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: The desert chase, for both Tae-goo and Do-won.
    • Again, Tae-goo's survival of the shoot out.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The entire damn soundtrack
  • Evil Is Cool: Chang-yi
  • Evil Is Sexy: Chang-yi is the only one who we get to see shirtless. And he's ripped.
  • Funny Moments: In the extended ending, while preparing to blow up Chang-yi's corpse, Tae-goo finds himself surrounded by the Japanese army, so he threatens them with a stick of dynamite and flicks the lighter close to it. The army retreats, and Tae-goo slowly realises that he actually lit the dynamite by mistake. His reaction is priceless.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Tae-goo helping the children escape from the opium den.
  • Tear Jerker: The international ending is just depressing.
    • Oddly enough, the demolition of Chang-yi's body at the hands of Tae-goo in the Korean ending. He had come all this way just to be blown up by the man who cut off his finger.
    • Man-gil's torture in the market. He's dragged through the mud, calling for Tae-goo, is beaten and nearly gets his finger cut off.