22 November 2007

"No Country for Old Men"

From IMDB: Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande.

There's a little more to the story than that.

I thought it was beautiful. This was a great Coen Brothers film. It was a little too suspenseful for me; I like to know who lives and who dies before I see a movie so I can relax a little. But I didn't know that about this one and it had me on the edge of my seat and peeking through my fingers.

This is more like Blood Simple than the fast-talking witty films they've done. Of course it is a visually stunning film with wide shots of the desolate desert. Every frame of a Coen Brothers film is perfectly put together.

I'll note that there were a lot of groans at the end of it; I guess my fellow audience members didn't like the ending as much as I did. I thought it was appropriate.

If you watch a lot of movie trailers and start thinking, hmmm the guy in No Country for Old Men looks a little like the guy in Love in the Time of Cholera, like me, you'd be right. Javier Bardem is the perfect scary, creepy psychopath in NCFOM. I don't think I could watch him in anything else now without being frightend. (I feel the same way about Clive Owen.). He cleans up real nice, though. Check out some photos.

1 comment:

Justin said...

omg i can't wait to see that. i may try to get away from in-law activities this weekend to see it here in santa barbara. i read the book a few months ago and loved it, but now i wish i could just forget everything i read and see the coen bro's version as it's own unique work of art, not knowing what will happen.

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