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  • Maybe it was the classic Coen brothers touch of dark humor, or perhaps it was the inspired replacement of Wayne with Bridges, but I really and truly enjoyed this particular western, although I have never been a fan of the genre
  • There were plenty of unnecessary tangents that served absolutely no purpose, however True Grit was never boring


    • by Agoobacha
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      The age of Westerns has certainly passed. I cannot remember the last time a movie qualifying for that category has been widely, successfully released. And yet, apparently there is still an audience for them as can be seen with the release of True Grit, a Coen Brothers remake of a John Wayne classic. Maybe it was the classic Coen brothers touch of dark humor, or perhaps it was the inspired replacement of Wayne with Bridges, but I really and truly enjoyed this particular western, although I

      have never been a fan of the genre.

      The story is a familiar one, a girl loses her father in a senseless, drunken fight, she is willful and headstrong and decides to avenge his death. To be sensible, she hires a U.S marshal to direct her through Indian Territory to seek out her father’s murderer. A series of hijinks and misadventures ensue before Mattie, our heroine is able to achieve her goal.

      No, it is not terribly original, but this was a highly enjoyable flick. Having ...


      • seen the original, I must warn all others that have done the same that this movie is an almost word-for-word rendition. I am not sure why a remake had to be made simply to re-cast and repeat the original, but who am I to argue? Jeff Bridges takes on where John Wayne left off perfectly, and he is equally as hilarious as a bumbling, disgusting drunk. Hailee Steinfeld is slightly less annoying than her counterpart, but still her tightly wound braids and permanent scowl was just
        obnoxious enough to make Mattie Ross exactly what she was meant to be. Matt Damon did a fine, but unremarkable job as LaBoeuf, a Texas sheriff that comes along for the ride for his own ulterior motives. There were plenty of unnecessary tangents that served absolutely no purpose, however True Grit was never boring.

        A fun, brainless movie, True Grit is for anyone who enjoys Jeff Bridges, Westerns, or the Coen Brothers. Fans of any of these will be sufficiently satisfied as it carries high notes from each.




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