Wild Wild West is a masterpiece. What other movie could feature the old west with a giant mechanical spider run by henchmen with metal head implants? It may not be the most high brow spectacle, but Wild Wild West is certainly a lot of infuriating fun. Who isn’t charmed by the gross oversexualization or the wildly flippant way it regards race? Ok fine, Wild Wild West is not my favorite. Every time I watch it, I try to figure out at which point the creative team said, “I think we’re in too deep to go back now”. Of course there’s still a lot to love as well. Kenneth Branagh is in a wheelchair that turns into a spider, and Kevin Kline gets to dress up as Ulysses S Grant. Plus Will Smith bathes naked in a water tower. All things considered, it’s hard not to have fun with this one. Hopefully you feel similarly.
Featuring Special Guest Star Nicholas Delgado!
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