Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Movie Review: Grand Duel

    This movie can definitely be called a Spaghetti Western. From beginning to end this movie has cliche's out the wazoo. Unfortunately, that's all this movie is...a cliche.
     A wrongly accused Philip Vermeer is helped by Sheriff Clayton played by Lee Van Cleef. The Patriarch of the Saxon clan is murdered. Vermeer runs from the law and the Saxons send bounty hunters after him. Clayton helps Vermeer clear his name. The Saxons have plans on stealing a silver mine, as well as, taking over a state. The rest I leave for you to discover, if you are interested in this joke of a movie.
     This movie has chase scenes, gunfights, threats, challenges, prostitutes, and any other stereotype you can think of for a western. Even the music doesn't match the scenes.
     Lee Van Cleef must have been bored or in need of money to make this movie. Sadly it tarnishes his western movie career credits like the classics "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" and "For a Few Dollars More". Van Cleef  was not able to bring back the charm. This movie sadly was not his best.