Tuesday, July 26, 2011

True Grit (2010) review.

True Grit (2010) is a remake of the John Wayne classic True Grit (1969) which is our favorite western of alltime.

If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.

Directed by:Joel and Ethan Coen
Genre: Western, Action Adventure
Release date: December 22, 2010 (2010-12-22)
Running Time: 111 minutes
MMPA rating: PG-13

The Good: Similar to the original in a good way, Best western is a long time, Jeff Bridges was a good choice for Rooster Cogburn,

The Bad: Changed the epic fight scene at the end, Not as good as the originsl but what could.

The film is narrated by the adult Mattie Ross (Elizabeth Marvel), who explains that her father was murdered by one of his hired hands, Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), when she was 14. Chaney made off with her father's horse and his two California gold pieces.
While collecting her father's body, 14-year old Mattie (Hailee Steinfeld) queries the local sheriff about the search for Chaney. After being told that Chaney has fled into the Indian Territory and that the sheriff has no authority to track a fugitive there, she inquires about hiring a Deputy U.S. Marshal. The sheriff gives three recommendations, and Mattie chooses to hire Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), as he is described as having "true grit." The gruff, one-eyed Cogburn repeatedly rebuffs her attempts to talk with him. She offers him $50, but he doesn't believe she has the money and refuses. She raises the money by aggressively horse-trading with Colonel Stonehill (Dakin Matthews), who did business with her father.
Meanwhile, Texas Ranger LaBoeuf (Matt Damon) arrives on the trail of Chaney. LaBoeuf has been pursuing him for the murder of a state senator in Texas. After meeting Mattie, he proposes that he team up with Cogburn, who knows the Choctaw terrain where Chaney is hiding, while LaBoeuf knows how Chaney is most likely to behave, but Mattie refuses his offer. After finally securing Cogburn's services for $100, Mattie insists on meeting him the following morning to begin the search for Chaney. However, instead of meeting her, Cogburn leaves a train ticket and a note telling Mattie to go home while he apprehends Chaney.
Refused passage on the ferry that conveyed Cogburn and LaBoeuf, Mattie's horse swims her across the river. Cogburn reluctantly allows her to come, to LaBoeuf's displeasure. Watch the movie to see what happens next.

Plot: 9.3/10- Same great plot as the original.

Action: 7.0/10- True Grit had some cool gunfights but it did messed up the epic fight scene at the end.

Acting: 9.2/10- Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Elizabeth Marvel were all very good.

Special effects: N/A- Stanard gun and blood effects.

Soundtrack: 7.0/10- Nothing really great but overall a good soundtrack.

Comedy: 6.0/10- True Grit had a few very funny parts in it.

Overall: 8.6/10- True Grit is very true to the original movie which makes this a great movie.

Closing comments: If you are looking for a really good western you can't go worng this movie out.

Recommended for: Western fans, Jeff Bridges fans,

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this movie! Jeff Bridges does an amazing job as Cogburn. :D


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