Monday, April 2, 2018

B is for Blazing Saddles (1974)

Like every post this A-Z the stats in this post can be used with my pay what you want rpg, Six-Shooters & Wagons.

Synopsis: Crafty railroad worker Bart (Cleavon Little) becomes the first African-American sheriff of a frontier town that's going to be destroyed to make way for a new railroad. He hand his drunk gunfighter friend (Gene Wilder) must stop a sleazy land owner and a corrupt governor.

The Good: This movie is fantastic. It's a perfect parody/satire of the western film and the entire cast is great. Cleavon Little is amazing as the lead. He's very aware and clever. Wilder is delightful as always. The villains are fantastic. Headley Lemar and the governor are just perfectly inept villains. 

The Bad: As long as you aren't easily offended and love to laugh, there's really not much bad about this one.

The Ugly:  The movie is satire and deals with race relations, so some folks are definitely going to be offended by it. And let's be honest, not everything is done in good taste.

In Your Game:  

AC 9 [10]      HD: Attacks: Punch (1d6+1 damage + special) Move: 12

Mongo is so strong he can knock out a horse. Anyone punched by Mongo is knocked by 1d6+4 feet and must make a successful saving throw or be knocked unconscious.

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