Sunday, July 10, 2011

True Grit

I recently watched True Grit starring Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld and Matt Damon. It's a new remake of John Wayne's 1969 western film.

The story is brilliantly written, which is probably why they re-made it! I'm not a huge lover of westerns to be honest so I found it quite hard going at some points. But the way they've shot the film reinforces the era that it's set in. It's quite beautiful! It has a lot of the typical gun shooting scenes that you would expect from a western.

Jeff Bridges is a hell of an actor and he plays Cogburn the miserable veteran that Mattie (Hailee Steinfeld) hires to help her revenge the man that murders her father.

Hailee Steinfeld's acting makes the film brilliant! The dominance she has an actress already is spectacular, she manages to play such a brilliant part. She's only 14 but she's definitely gonna be an actress to watch out for in the future!

Matt Damon plays La Boeuf, a definite contrast to the rugged Cogburn. He's slightly more polite but manages to blow Cogburn's and Mattie's first chance at getting revenge on the 'baddies'.

It might not have be a film I'd watch again in a hurry but I would recommend it :)

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