That was the movie Daddy wanted to see though, so we went. I watched a western. I loved a western.
"There is nothing free in this world... except the grace of God." -Mattie Ross
One of the things I loved the most about this move was the language. How true it was to the time period. Mattie's quick wit, and responses.
Not only was the language period, so was the acting, the belief's, and... everything.
"I've just come from Yale County." -LaBoeuf"I wasn't aware we had rodeo clowns in Yale County." -Mattie Ross"A saucy line will not get you far with me." -LaBoeuf
It was a tad bit gory. I really did not need to see such a close shot of fingers being sliced into segments. Even if you have the nice effects to make it look so real doesn't mean I wanted to see it. I don't think I'll be watching the new Spartacus movie coming out. The trailer only was way to gory.
"So, you say that when Amos Wharton raised his axe, you backed away from him." -Lawyer"That's right." -Rooster Cogburn"In what direction were you going?" -Lawyer"Backwards. I always go backwards when I back up." -Rooster Cogburn
My jaw dropped at more then one scene in this movie. I'm not talking as an average viewer anymore, I'm talking wanna be movie maker. This was movie making genius.
I haven't seen the original True Grit, I don't really want to even now (like I said, it's a John Wayne thing) but from what my family (who have seen it) said, it follows the original far more then we were lead to believe. Don't listen to the guy who gives you your tickets. He knows nothing.
The acting was amazing. Jeff Bridges should be given a medal. Hailee Steinfeld needs to be in more movies, and Matt Damon was... Matt Damon.
So, great movie. Probably one of my favorites. Never thought I would say that about a western, but there you have it.