This time Eastwood is named Monco. He’s not the only man with no name though really. I find it interesting that the same handful of actors appear throughout this trilogy, but except for Eastwood who maintains his iconic costume, everyone else plays new characters unrelated to their other portrayal(s). Everyone has no name except for how the surrounding plot or circumstances define them. Van Cleef makes his first appearance as a rival bounty hunter, though his Bad character in Good, Bad, and Ugly seems definitive since I saw it prior to this. Volonte makes his second appearance as a bank robbing, gang leading bandit with a tortured soul. These three leads are excellent and again Good, Bad, and Ugly seems more definitive, but the showdown at the end in this one was the first.
The story just didn’t feel as powerful in this one. There were some strange coincidences in the plot and the holes made it a bit more confusing. There seemed like there was something a little off with some of the sound effects and voice over dubbing compared to the other two films. Though the watch that played the little tune made for a great musical theme in this second part of the trilogy.