posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 12:55 AM
This topic is a few days old, but I wanted to weigh in.
I love the Coen Brothers. I think even their worst movie (Intolerable Cruelty) was somewhat enjoyable. I also think they knocked it out of the park
with "No Country For Old Men" which was a quasi-western.
"True Grit" was based on a book by a guy named Charles Portis, so the original movie wasn't very original in the first place. I read the book first
to get ready for the remake and then watched the John Wayne version.
I didn't like it much. First, it has Glen Campbell in it. Campbell isn't a bad singer, but he should have never been allowed to act. Secondly, I
don't think Wayne captured what makes Cogburn an awesome character.
Rooster Cogburn is awesome because he's a tough, straightforward shootist type, but he's also a stinking drunk, kind of a deadbeat and has a sense
of humor. Wayne was too stiff to be funny and I think he had too much pride to play someone who's kind of a loser.
So, I'm excited for the remake. I'd also recommend the book to anyone looking for a quick, light and funny read.