Don't Wait, Django... Shoot! (1967)

Ivan Rassimov in Don't Wait, Django... Shoot! (1967)

Django the 8th

When Django (Ivan Rassimov) heads home he learns that his father has been murdered by a group of banditos lead by Navarro (César Ojinaga) who also steal $10,000 from him. Upset Django swears revenge and starts hunting his father's killers down. But it seems someone else may be involved as when Navarro's son makes off with the money he tracks him down to find him not only dead but the money gone as well.

Not all movies can be great but some times when one which is solid but ordinary comes along it ends up disappointing especially when it is part of a series of movies. That is the case of "Don't Wait, Django... Shoot!" which I believe was the 8th movie to feature the character of Django so brilliantly played by Franco Nero just a year earlier but now played by Ivan Rassimov under the name of Sean Todd.

"Don't Wait, Django... Shoot!" ticks the boxes when it comes to Spaghetti Westerns; it has a bit of mystery, some typical music, some equally typical characters as well as some violence. But the trouble is that is all you have some of the stuff but it lacks flair and attention to detail to make it feel more than just a quickly made movie to trade on the popularity of the Django character.

In truth as I sit here trying to review "Don't Wait, Django... Shoot!" I honestly can't say there was a single thing which stood out from the movie which would make it memorable. I am not just on about good things but bad also as it is so ordinary that whilst an okay distraction for Spaghetti Western fans it feels the equivalent of one of those mass produced westerns from the 1950s which Hollywood churned out because audiences lapped them up.

What this all boils down to is that "Don't Wait, Django... Shoot!" is nothing special, a movie for fans of Spaghetti Westerns to tick off of their list of movies to watch but not one which requires a second visit because it is so ordinary.