The 100 Best Movies of the 2000s: 100-91
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96. The Good, the Bad, the Weird (Kim Ji-Woon, 2008)
The Good, the Bad, the Weird is a Korean pseudo-remake of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, and if that doesn’t catch your fancy, then good day to you, sir. Focusing on a Gunslinger (The Good), a Mercenary (The Bad), and a Thief (the Weird), as they battle for a treasure map, this film, which was the highest-budgeted film in Korean history, is tons of fun. Throw in a band of nomads, an army or two, and a place called ‘the Ghost Market,’ and you get chases and shoot-outs that would make Clint Eastwood weep with joy. A western for people who hate old white dudes, this movie is not to be missed.
95. Iron Man (Jon Favreau, 2008)
It is impossible for me to speak objectively about Iron Man as a character, because I’ve been obsessed with him since I was, like, eight. Tony Stark has always been one of my favorite comic book characters, and to see him played so brilliantly on the big screen by Robert Downey Jr. was more than I could ever ask for.
You like robots? This movie’s got robots. You like Jeff Bridges, but wish he didn’t have so much hair all the time? Well, have no fear. Skip the sequel and just watch this one on a loop. And just remember, this is the Fun-vee. The Humdrum-vee is over there.