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No Country for Old Men

NCFOM revisited, see old review HERE.


Ah, you crazy Coens. Why must everything you touch be so awesome? Even on first viewing, I didn’t enjoy it as much as others did when it first came out, I’m officially bumping up my rating, even a little.

Our story starts with Llewelyn Moss, played with a sense of badassness you’d need, by Josh Brolin (Goonies, Grindhouse’s Planet Terror) finding money and dead bodies. He takes the money, to which expert killer Anton Chigurh, played with as much creepiness as you’ve heard, by Javier Bardem (Vicky Christina Barcelona, Collateral) wants to have.

Putting that to paper makes this movie sound so predictable, but it’s thanks to the script by the Coen Bros, based upon Cormac McCarthy’s novel of the same name, it’s not. Anton and Llewelyn are both smart people, and just the little things they do prove how smart they really are. But the most tragic character is defiantly Carla Moss, Llewelyn’s wife. She was just a women who got caught up in the commotion through no fault of her own, played brilliantly by Kelly Macdonald (Trainspotting.) My only gripe with the script was that the dialogue at times was to poetic. I mean, people don’t talk like that and some of Anton’s dialogue bothered me.

Luckily, the Coen Bros are in top form here. Shooting the movie with their typical sense, like Fargo. It’s still awesome.

It does sound beautiful. I’m not talking about Anton’s sexy voice, which no denying that it is, I’m talking about sound quality. I watched this on the computer (thank you Instant play,) and the quality was so lifelike. Same goes for the video quality. I mean I know a lot of people don’t care about it, but people obviously worked hard on it, so I felt the need to give them a bit of credit where credit was due.

Another under-mentioned, but pulled off to perfection was whoever picked/made/whatever the hell they did to get the scenery. I loved the whole Texas look, and cheap motels have never looked so good.

Not sure what else to mention other than I really, really liked it, and think you will too.