Tuesday, 9 November 2010
True Grit may be the big western hit we've been waiting for
Hopefully True Grit 2010 will prove to be that rare thing - a remake that is actually good. And hopefully the film will spur new fans to check out the original John Wayne movie which, despite some of the bad reviews on the net, is an excellent family western. And then these new new western fans will find they have a range of classic westerns to be discovered for the first time. And you never know all this new interest could create a few new western readers.
The Coens must be quaking in their boots with the high expectations for this movie, but then it was always going to be like that. They are not just remaking any old western but one of the most iconic in the entire genre and Rooster Cogburn, as played by John Wayne in the original, is one of the biggest western actor there ever was most famous roles. New Rooster actor Jeff Bridges displays true grit in even attempting the role and advanced word is that he's made a damn good job of it.
The latest trailer (below) looks excellent with the court room scene from the original movie, more or less reproduced shot for shot. And for a fun comparison find the original movie trailer below that again