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Now…onto the movie.
Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with “true grit,” Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her “grit” tested.
Oh my, I’m not really sure where to start really. Slow is a word that comes to mind. Yep, VERY slow. As a writer, we’re taught to grab the reader’s attention with the very first line, paragraph, first page, first chapter.
I guess movies don’t follow that same rule.
Now, I’m not a fan of this genre, either (westerns) so the movie already had a strike against it just because it was of the cow-boy-boot-wearing-genre. But still, I figured I could watch it with an open mind.
I tried. Really, I did.
But the slow momentum and boring scenes just never grabbed my attention. The make-up was good, though. All those rotten teeth and such, probably took a long time to do. And Barry Pepper, I nearly didn’t recognize him at first. He did a nice job grossing me out with all the spit goobers and wrangled up teeth and lips.
I think the girl, Mattie, stole the show. She was awesome. Loved her. The rest of the cast…not so much.
So, I’m sorry to say, I have to give it our lowest rating:
Have you seen it? What’d you think?
Head on over to KM Wilsher’s blog and see what she thought of the movie.