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User Info: Temmuz

2 months ago#1
wy is it so dead?
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User Info: EricDent1

2 months ago#2
The Rider
Magnificent Seven

Both were recent western movies (IIRC).

Maybe not that many people are interested in making western movies?

I'm sure with the success of Red Dead Redemption 2, that might change soon?
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User Info: UhOh_Hotdog

2 months ago#3
Magnificent Seven remake was great fun.

User Info: SomboSteel

2 months ago#4
Unforgiven was the farewell to the Western movie genre

User Info: TimeForAction

2 months ago#5
Because superheros

User Info: dannyaq

2 months ago#6
We started launched space ships to the moon. Haven't you seen toy story 2? They explain all this.
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User Info: contrafan

2 months ago#7
UhOh_Hotdog posted...
Magnificent Seven remake was great fun.

This. In spite of such a horrible year, that movie was definitely one of the best movies of 2016.

User Info: The_Undying_84

2 months ago#8
It got way played out, for one, and I think there's a lot of values dissonance when you look at many of the so called classics of the genre.

User Info: vonVile

2 months ago#9
Star Wars happened.
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User Info: 90sNinja

2 months ago#10
There's not a lot left new to do with it, so the most you're going to see is homages, deconstructions, or Western set dressing for other genres (or modern westerns like Hell or High Water)

Which is fine, you don't really want nonstop commercial studio westerns coming out (I had the misfortune of having to sit through every Roy Rogers movie ever as a kid, here's every plot: Roy and Dale are putting on a rodeo for charity, bad guy wants to mess it up, Gabby Hayes gets beat up/kidnapped, Roy sings a million songs, punches the bad guy, and everybody's fine for the big parade at the end) better to leave it as a director's pet genre.
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