Thursday, February 11, 2010

Two Sentence Movie Review

Hola Chickens! For new peeps who are not familiar with my One Sentence Book Reviews of the past, here's the scoop: I give you a pithy summary of a movie that is at least one year old, and you promise not to read it if you haven't yet seen the flick and don't want the ending to be ruined.

We have a deal, right?

Today's Two Sentence Movie Review: NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

I loved 75% of this movie and spent it rooting for the character who I thought was the hero so imagine my surprise when three quarters of the way into the movie they kill him off and we don't even get to see it happen. I mean, my poor beloved main character dies alone without me, the viewer, there beside him andthe remaining 1/4 of the movie just sort of abruptly and weirdly ends as if


MAB Jewelry said...

Ha! What a great review, and what a great movie.

OneCraftyFox said...

I found that movie so disturbing, but I couldn't stop watching it. lol!

Something Happened Somewhere Turning said...

I must have fallen asleep because now I can't remember who that character was or how it ended.

WV: strayf

One of the characters died from a strayf air bullet.

Chandra said...

I think the movie was all about Javier Bardem's hair...THAT was the most disturbing part about it!LOL!
But I would like to get my hands on one of those air pressure guns thingymajigs that he used...I mean who couldn't use one of those things?

Sheila said...

that is the best review EVAH.

so i guess what you're telling me is to only watch the last 25% so as not to succumb to your same fate?

Kr√ęg said...

I didn't "get" that movie the first time I saw it. The coolest part of that movie is the way everything is set up, but never delivered. Josh Brolin makes that phone call to Bardem and tells him he's coming for him, but then instead of the viewer getting to watch a righteous ass-kicking they just get the aftermath. Tommy Lee Jones tells that story about how a friend kills cattle with the penetrating captive bolt pistol in a slaughterhouse, but falls short of realizing Javier Bardem is using one to kill humans. Even the end, where you think he'll be caught after he is in a car wreck, he just pays off some kid and disappears.

I think people thought the movie was so amazing because it was a total departure from what focus groups routinely demand: satisfaction, justice, and resolution.
Frankly, I'm with SHST. With the exception of Woody Harrelson, that movie bored the hell out of me.

WV: trasm
When your garbage reaches climax.

Hi, I'm Amy! said...

I know I watched this movie and all I can remember is the cattle gun and the hair that Chandra mentioned. I have no recollection of the plot. Either I have a serious case of C.R.S. or this movie was not my cup of tea.