That's not to say that it was a crappy movie, that is to say that my reviews tend to be crappy.
Caveat numero uno: I really suck at these
Caveat numero dos: I'm usually way behind the curve on movies.
The Movie: True Grit
The original with teh "Duke", I actually didn't like that much when I saw the original.
The movie, like all of the Duke's movies..were...about the Duke.
Having Glen Campbell (wife beater, abject drunk) as the Texas Ranger I did not find so inspiring. The rhinestone cowboy was mostly...rhinestone, but of course all that other crap came out later.
Having Matt Damon as the Texas Ranger this time was not so much better. His character hardly, and I mean hardly did the Texas Rangers justice.
I rant and digress as usual.
First and foremost Hailee Steinfeld was, IMHO, just absolutely awesome in this remake. She absolutely dominated in her role. Her character was so much better than the original.
Jeff Bridges played it different than the Duke. I'd heard good things about his portrayal of Rooster, but I was really pleased and impressed.
Watched it on pay per view tonight (I'm cheap..spend my money on my wife and my children)
My two favorite quotes from the movie:
If it's not loaded and cocked it doesn't shoot
If those men want'ed a decent burial they should have gotten themselves kilt in summer