Though Westerns aren't for everyone, there are some that can be enjoyed even by those who typically dislike films in the genre. Movies in the Western genre can sometimes be seen as outdated, stuffy, and simplistic, but just as with any genre, there are always outliers that anyone can enjoy. The Western is often said to have been the superhero genre of its day: absurdly popular, pulpy, crowd-pleasing fare with straightforward good guys vs. bad guys storylines that Hollywood produced by the bucket load. The genre's popularity boomed throughout the 1950s until audience fatigue caused by over-saturation combined with the genre being devalued as television started producing its own Westerns in bulk.
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