This weekend I revisited one of my favorite older films, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” and was reminded how awesome that movie is. Paul Newman and Robert Redford depict a couple of aspiring wild West outlaw train and bank robbers. Eventually they rob the wrong train, and a majority of the movie consists of the couple getting followed across the country and eventually to Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy is an optimistic funny guy who considers himself the brains of any operation. His partner in crime, the Sundance Kid, is a sharp-shooting tough guy who keeps Cassidy in line by keeping his wild ideas of grandeur in check.
The movie is filled with great one-liners and dry humor, but it has some cheesy montages that were a bad attempt at some slapstick. However, the film as a whole is great, and it is based on a true story about outlaws of the same name.
If you’re a fan of Westerns, you’ve probably already seen this; however, if you haven’t seen this film, its definitely worth checking out. Ms. Electrogent liked it simply because of Robert Redford, which might be a selling point if you’re trying to get the lady friend to watch it with you. Whatever your reason, everyone is sure to find something they enjoy about this classic.