However, despite it's flaws, YOUNG GUNS remains one of the best Westerns from the "modern" era (after Star Wars) and is still entertaining to this day. The movie does portray events in Billy the Kid's life that have been overlooked in many movies about his life, e.g. the murder of Tunstall and the Linoln County Wars. It also stars a cast of actors that at the time of filming were considered by many women to be "hotties". Despite their sex appeal, these actors were able to bring to life some difficult characters in a totally believable and memorable fashion.
The film moves at a believable pace and is full of action and gunfights. Athough the film is full of cheesy dialogue, the movie does have some great one-liners and memorable scenes (e.g. killing the man in the outhouse and the draw with the man in the bar). I hadn't seen the film in over ten years and after watching it recently, I was impressed by how entertaining and interesting the movie is. Of course, it may also remind mothers of all the reasons why they shouldn't let their babies to grow up to be cowboys.
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