What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the cracking sounds in this spoofy comedy aren't fireworks -- they're gun fire. Much of the action is played for humor, but in true Western-style shootouts, guys get shot and drop from rooftops and balconies with regularity, although without graphic consequences (no prolonged suffering or blood). Relationships between the heroes and they women they meet don't go beyond kissing, but the bad guy's desription of "forcing a woman's flower open" may give some viewers pause. Several scenes depict a dirty barroom filled with violent men drinking tequila.
- Families can talk about the difference between violence in comedies and in action movies. Which has more impact? Why?
- Why do the villagers think that the amigos are real gunfighters?How do the amigos' attitudes change when they realize that the banditsare shooting real bullets at them?
- Is it believable that the amigos are ableto pull the villagers together to stand up against the bandits in thefinal showdown? Is believability even necessary for a comedy?