I can't disagree with you. What's odd is, it's also more like classic Star Wars than the sequel films could ever have hoped to be.At its core, The Mandalorian is simply a Western set in the Star Wars Universe. Even the music.
So I think in some cases the essential themes of a Western are still around, they have just been recast and reborn.
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The Shootist is the best work John Wayne ever did.Dances with Wolves was really good. I enjoyed the Shootist too. The Tombstone with Kurt Russel and Val Kilmer was really good too. Quigly Down Under REALLY made me want that Sharps.
I watch a lot of Gunsmoke, and Maverick too whenever I see it on (I bet you would never have guessed that one).
A number of the old actors served in WW2, a number of them seeing combat.We see lots of actors playing tough guy Navy Seals and other tough guy roles, most of them have never served and I can't speak about their sexuality. Audie was the real thing. A true war hero, not a great actor, but I liked every role he was in because you could only respect him for how great he really was.
Jimmy Stewart was a B-17 instructor pilot stateside, then became a B-24 bomber pilot and commander of the 703rd Bomb Squadron when it shipped out to England during WWII. He was later promoted to Major and took command of the entire 445th Bomb Group. He flew at least 20 combat missions with his squadron, including one where his bomber took a direct hit forward of the bomb bays, but the flak shell didn't explode. On landing, the aircraft broke apart at the impact point, but the entire crew got out safely. Surveying the scene, Maj. Stewart remarked to an NCO "Sergeant, somebody sure could get hurt in one of those damned things...". He later became operations officer of the larger 453rd Bomb Group and continued to fly combat missions, this time in B-17s.A number of the old actors served in WW2, a number of them seeing combat.
Jimmy Stewart flew a good number of combat missions in bombers, for instance.