Saturday, April 26, 2014

A-Z Challenge 2014: W is for The War Wagon!


I realized as I went to select the W movie that there was a whole W genre I hadn't touched on in this series - and it's a genre I really enjoy - the Western. And here's a W movie that fits the bill nicely for a good solid Western - and of course it stars another W - John Wayne. Plus you get Kirk Douglas as a bonus.

The bad guys have an armored stagecoach called the War Wagon. The Duke and Kirk team up to take it down. Simple as that - and you're also getting dollops of another favorite genre movie - the heist flick - where a group comes together to plan out and execute some kind of caper against tremendous odds. (Are you surprised to find out Mission: Impossible is my favorite television show?)

Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!


  1. "...and the screen explodes." Love that poster. I'm not really a fan of westerns, though I can appreciate the time period with the right other elements around it. I haven't watched much of the Mission Impossible shows. I wonder how you felt about the movies? (I only really enjoyed MI4 and probably not because it was Mission Impossible, so much as an entertaining action flick.)

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    1. This one has comedy and suspense such that even a non-Western fan might enjoy it. Here's my breakdown on the M:I movies: the first movie is a good flick - but I hate the casual tossing aside of the original character Jim Phelps. The second movie is an entertaining enough action flick - but it has almost nothing to do with the series. The third movie is a real step in the right direction, though it eventually collapses under the weight of its double and triple crosses. As for the most recent? Here's a full review from this blog a while back: