Django the Last Killer
Now it's not very easy killing a man, is it Ramón (George Eastman)? Although I can more than understand why you attempted to do such a thing, especially after the way Barrett's (Daniele Vargas) thugs stole from you, beat you up, and then burnt your family homestead down with your frail Father still in it.
But that's when I came along, isn't it Amigo?
Django (Dragomir Bojanic). You're ever-loving over-the-hill gun-for-hire who
quickly off-ed your opponents, whilst nursing you back to health in the
Huh? What's that, Ramón? You want me to teach you how to be more like me? Sure. I can do that. No problem. I have to some time to kill before my next mission comes in, anyway.
Still. That's most probably why what next transpires all goes rather loco, when Barrett calls on me to shoot a man dead. As Ghia (Lola) shows her thighs - Barrett receives a nasty surprise - a pupil is betrayed by his teacher - and at the end of the day, an outlaw becomes one hell of a lonely creature.
Now at face value 'Django the Last Killer' looks like every other nth rate Spaghetti Western you can think of. Not only does it have a cast comprising of actors living in foreign climes, but it also has your a-typical flimflam camera work complemented with a story-line which doesn't hold much water in retrospect.
However, having said that, on the reverse side of this argument, I did enjoy watching those scenes where Django explained to Ramón about the life of the lonely outlaw. To me, Django was able to convey the minutia of gun-fighting in a very clear and concise manner, whilst spilling a bit of physiological underpinning into the mix in ample measures.
Honestly. If the majority of this movie was more like this I would have deemed it a long forgotten classic. As these segments had a charming and engrossing way about them that I personally found very enjoyable and innovative to follow.
But hey! You can't win them all, can you? I suppose I was lucky that the great actors involved where able to present these latter scenes in the way they did. Or otherwise I would have been a very unhappy bunny, disappointed with a movie that was nth rate at best, and philandering at worst.
OK. So before I fly off to pastures new, I best mention something else about 'Django the Last Killer' I wasn't too sure about.
You see, what I wasn't too sure about, largely has to do with the theme tune that sauntered its way throughout this movie. On the one hand it was rather melodious and pleasant on to hear. Whilst on the other hand, it was rather slow and meandering in tone; and this inadvertently bestowed this flick with a melancholy and depressive vibe which should have been more dramatic and vibrant than it was.
But then again, as I said previously, you can't win them all, can you pal? And what I got instead was a fairly decent film that was great in places and annoying in others.
THE RATING: B-