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True Grit (2010)
Comparison is inevitable...
Okay, first thing's first... If you watched the old John Wayne flick you will definitely end up comparing both: the old and this here new.
This version seems rushed in. The character of Mattie Ross is not well written and we never get to understand her nor the reason for her 'grit'. (Can't blame the actor for successfully failing at creating a good impression)
John Wayne playing Rooster stands out definitely as compared to Bridges.
Even the handling of the guns is not "west-like" as we have been led to believe by myriad westerns in the past.
Lucky Ned was played very well, but Chaney just disappointed to the core. (But again, the movie seems rushed-in and the character was not well written so can't really blame the actors there)
Only the scenery got the feel of Old West, not the accent (and even the dialogue was pretty straight forward as compared to other westerns we have been led to believe..)
The only good thing about this version is the End.. It is much better than the old movie's end.
Worth a shot!
I was hooked right from the narration, the credits sequence. It took me back to the time when I played Red Alert and the like and the game's credits/video clips.
They have made use of the location very well in a couple of sequences. You will realize it in the beginning itself.
Somehow I felt it was a bit stretched, maybe because it had its slow moments which the viewer's mind doesn't accept because it got you biased right from its scintillating credits. But again, if I put myself in the place of the editor, I wouldn't know what scenes/sequences/parts to cut out because it all seemed so relevant.
At one point you will feel left out, unconvinced when you find that Nick & Kira had a history together, and you may feel that there is an emotional sequence suddenly out of nowhere, and from then everything the hero does is for his love. (The love that you didn't know even existed from the beginning of the movie.) But then again, the story was finely crafted and at the end you will realize why their love was not highlighted from the start.
It's worth a watch; hypnosis, telekinesis, shrilling, That's So Raven (psychic)...all mixed and mashed put together in a flick.