Main female character kissed and licked against her will, tied up and gagged
I watched this film with my 7 year old. He found it a bit too scary and didn’t really enjoy it but I hated it and felt very angry by the time it finished.
There are 5 female characters -
1 naked headless barbie who provides companionship to the lonely hero.
2 saloon bar girls with massive cleavage on display, on screen for maybe 10 seconds in total, one of them has one line.
1 pathetic and permanently terrified girl child.
1 ‘plucky heroine’ who is involved in a lot of the action, driving a getaway coach and fighting, but at one point is threatened in a sexual way with a big creepy lick across the cheek by the scariest baddie, and then at a crucial moment of the action she is tied up and gagged by other baddies, forcing the hero to put down his gun and surrender. This exact scene plays out in so many movies I’m sick to death of seeing it in adult action films but I was really enraged to see it in a children’s film.
The heroine also has absence seizures, the purpose of which for the plot seems to be so that the hero can give her a "cheeky" kiss on the cheek during one of them. Which is cool, because when she comes round she smiles a little smile to herself, which proves she secretly enjoyed being the recipient of uninvited sexual contact while she was unconscious. Rape culture - a beginners guide.
If you care even slightly about how your kids see the world in terms of gender and care what they learn about the expectations the adult world has for them in terms of gender, stay away from this movie. I wasn’t too bothered by all the guns and swearing and didn’t notice the “big dumb Indian” line but that’s clearly a lazy nasty stereotype too. This film is a creepy cartoon version of a western, with all the adult western themes and cliches intact. Avoid.