True Grit

I’m a bit slow hopping on this movie train, but better late than never, right?  I enjoyed the movie overall, but found that it moved very slowly through the plot.  While watching, I also felt like everything was calculated and rigid and the humor was stale.  I enjoyed the Texas Ranger played by Matt Damon, especially after he bites his tongue, but he seemed to only be around to counter the serious, one-eyed marshal.  The best points of the movie are when the three main characters were together, which sadly, didn’t feel like most of it.

When I saw this movie, I wasn’t aware it was a John Wayne remake.  I found that out when I got home.  I quickly searched for the older movie, and watched the trailer.  Most of the scenes in the trailer matched scenes in the new movie almost exactly.  I’d be interested in seeing the entire older version, just to compare how much was kept the same.  While this movie was entertaining, I give it a 3/5.

One thought on “True Grit”

  1. the new true grit is supposed to be more faithful to the book.
    i thought the humor was, indeed, humorous, but the cinematography was super rigid and boring and stale, so that could have influenced your opinion of the movie as a whole. i do agree that the best part is when the three main characters are together, and it takes forever to get to that point. it was still one of my favorite films of the year, though. of course, I really only saw one film this past year I didn’t like, and saw fewer films than usual, so that may not be worth much…

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