TODAY WE ARE DEALING WITH TRUE GRIT REMAKE:
THIS IS ROOSTER COGBURN PLAYED BY JOHN WAYNE, A TOUGH COOL GUY
THIS IS ROOSTER COGBURN PLAYED BY JEFF BRIDGES , A COOL GUY
OKAY, SO IT SUCKED. REMAKING A MOVIE FROM 1969 IN 2010 MEANS IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY LOOK BETTER, THE EDITING, IMAGE QUALITY, ALL THE TECHNICAL STUFF. BUT THE REST IS UP TO MR SMARTY PANTS NEW DIRECTOR (OR THE COEN BROZ IN THIS CASE) WHO WANT TO MAKE A NEW VERSION OF A GREAT MOVIE. When I say the original True Grit is a great movie, I dont mean it in the sense that "YEAH ITS A CLASSIC AND THEREFORE MIGHT BE BORING BUT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED GREAT" I MEAN: It is really a great movie. AND, it is succinct as well. The new movie ads in a couple of very, very unnecessary changes, like substituting a believable, stupid move on the part of the LeBoef guy that is following Cogburn and that little girl with a dumb, movie magic type moment where two groups of people arrive at a cabin at the exact same time.. yeah right. If that doesnt make sense, its cause im trying to be vague and not ruin the movie for you (JOSH) but you really should have already seen the original so FUCK THAT.
The two main changes (both sucked) I can remember are: Instead of LeBoef, the clumsy, unhelpful and dumb Texas officer in the party, shooting at a gang of RUFFIANS while scoping them out from up top on some mountains, by MISTAKE (IN THE OG VERZION) he now just happens to arrive to the area at the same time the ruffians are chilling. If this sounds poorly written and not very explanatory, THATS CAUSE IT IS.
2) The other main change I hated was that stupid little girl looses her arm from the snake bite at the end, (instead of just needing a cast like the OG VERZION) and there is this awful, dreamy montage of Jeff Bridges (the new Cogburn) and the girl on a horse in the nighttime (wow, more emotional if its at nightttime right?) riding to get her help. The Coen guys said that this remake would focus more on the girl, but all that basically meant was they would add a terrible little epilogue at the end, which shows her like 15 years later, all growed up with no left arm, trying to see Cogburn, who OOPS died cause he was like 80 anyways. WHO CARES. RE-RELEASE THE OG TRUE GRIT- HENRY HATHAWAY IS MY DAWG. PS IS HE RELATED TO THIS GIRL?
(THATS ANN HATHAWAY NAKED)
BOTTOM LINE: THE COEN BROTHERS MAKE GOOD MOVIES SOMETIMES, SO WHY WOULD THEY TRY TO REMAKE AN AWESOME ONE? JUST FINISH THE YIDDISH POLICEMANS MOVIE ALREADY.
In other movie news, did you know Ralph Bakshi directed a terrible, beyond awful movie starring
THIS GUY? It is called CRAZY AND GREAT or something like that. I was watching it like.. This is as badly acted as Cool World, and then I realized.. Ralph Bakshi just doesnt know how to direct people.. it was really like watching a high school play. UGH.
HERE ARE 3 MORE PICS FROM MY VISIT TO THE SET OF THE TIME TRAVEL REMAKE:
ME AND JOHN WAYNE- I AM TEACHING HIM HOW TO ACT LIKE AN IDIOT, SIPPING BEER OUTTA MY POCKET AND DRINKING A MANGO/COCONUT. OOPS THERE GOES YOUR OTHER EYE, JOHNNY BOY!!
ME ON SET, JUST ENJOYING A BREW IN MY EX GIRLFRIENDS PYJAMAS
THE TRUST CIRCLE, WHAT?