Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Best Of Times Past Edition


Having reached adulthood in the 1990s, I am required by law to adore certain films: ‘Clerks’, ‘Pulp Fiction’, and ‘Terminator 2′ among them.  In addition to that Mount Rushmore of Clinton-era wonder, I have always enjoyed the revisionist western stylings of ‘Young Guns’ and ‘Young Guns II’ (which I preferred due to the presence of my spirit totem, Christian Slater).  Having grown up in a small redneck town in the middle of the reddest of red states, I had long had an aversion to westerns (as well as country music and Louis L’Amour novels), but Young Guns provided a gateway into the world of cowboy pictures that meshed well with my mulletry and general slackerhood.  Indeed, even though I have an appreciation for the likes of ‘Hondo’ and ‘Fire Creek’, I still number both movies among my fave-raves and will watch ‘em whenever I encounter ‘em on cable, which begs today’s gun-slingin’ query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) also rather enjoyed Marvel’s revisionist Westerns from around 2000 or so, even the ones that were painfully self-conscious in themselves, asking: What’s your favorite historical or pseudo-historical western tale?