Compañeros

Compañeros ★★★★½

This is The Mercenary 2.0. I actually prefer it to Corbucci's earlier offering. Its pacing feels bit tighter, it doesn't ape Good the Bad and Ugly as much. You can see the light and humour coming into these films opening the way for Terence Hill films of the early 70s. The three protagonist are almost caricatures of earlier film. Nero and Palance are hamming it up. Palance a one handed refer smoking bounty killer with a pet falcon called Marsha. Milan works better in the Mexican role than Tony Musante for me. That COMPANEROS! Morricone theme tune is astonishing bit of orchestral pop.