Skip to comments.Check out the new trailer for the Coen Brothers' True Grit
Posted on 09/28/2010 9:43:12 AM PDT by MissTed
Well, your wait, if you were waiting, is over.
The trailer for the Coen Brothers' TRUE GRIT has been released. Thoughts? It's a good lookin' trailer. However, that song instantly drove me insane. The whole time I was like, "When will this fade out?" Maybe something instrumental would have been better? I might be alone in this thought.
Other than that, it's really my only complaint. It also reminds me of how bad ass and manly John Wayne was. Then again, so is Jeff Bridges, who from the looks of this trailer slides comfortably into the role of Rooster Cogburn. The Coen Brothers look like they have another wonderful film on their hands...and it's a remake!
What do you guys think? To check it out in HD, head over to Apple trailers.
"Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross's (Hailee Steinfeld) father has been shot in cold blood by the coward Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), and she is determined to bring him to justice. Enlisting the help of a trigger-happy, drunken U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), she sets out with him -- over his objections -- to hunt down Chaney. Her father's blood demands that she pursue the criminal into Indian territory and find him before a Texas Ranger named LeBoeuf (Matt Damon) catches him and brings him back to Texas for the murder of another man."
Looks like it’s going to suck.
I agree. They must have run out of ideas if they have to do a remake.
Have you ever read the book. Very slim volume. Very oddly spoken English. Did anyone ever speak like this in real life?
There is NO way that the original film can be equaled. It was one of the finest westerns ever made.
Read it in high school, but I don’t remember the specifics of it. One of my all-time favorite Westerns though. :)
Matt Damon as the Texas Ranger? Gotta be better that Glen Campbell...
I don’t think remakes are a good idea for the quirky, unique movies the Coen Brothers produce.
Better to stick with new ideas.
If John Wayne movies are remade, Muslims will be OUTRAGED!
It DOES look good! Of all people, Jeff Bridges would not have been my first choice for Rooster—but it just might work!
I’m still upset at what happened to Glen Campbell’s character in the original—I had such a teenage crush on him, and cried and cried! :*(
I’ll buy a ticket.
THE Rhinestone cowboy :-)
Looks like good choices of actors to play the characters. If there had not been an original, it might be a great movie; however the original is superlative (with the possible exception of Glenn Campbell, who seems miscast).
There was no reason for a remake.
Oh you and me both! I'm a sucker for sideburns though. lol
Bruce Dern bump.
Oh yea, I liked it very much too.
Wiki says published in ‘68. Later than I thought.
Mattie was devout in her thinking and actions, yet the (kings of meaninglessness) Cohen brothers have her say "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. . . I shall fear no one."
All libs especially Jeff Bridges who LOVES OBama. Lloyd Bridges was actually blacklisted for being a commie. Josh Brolin’s step mother is Streisand.
Efff this movie. Eff Hollywood and TV.
Who on earth would want to risk their carreer on tring to do a better job than John Wayne in ANY role
You are a chick, right? Just asking....
Yes, I am, although much older, so maybe “old hen” is a better analogy, LOL.;-) I was in high school when I first saw the original.
I enjoyed the sequel with John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn—I don’t think there’s an actress today that can match her spunkiness and talent if they decide to remake the sequel as well!
I LOVED that movie when I was a kid.
I can’t imagine a remake without John Wayne could compare.
Some things should be left alone - they simply cannot be improved upon. This is one of them.
I’m looking forward to this.
Thanks for posting.
Of all his movies, no doubt they would pick this one to do a remake...it's probably the most politically correct of his movies...with a very tough female character.
No way in hell they would do a remake of, say, The Cowboys....that certainly would not fit into the whole "social re-engineering" (rebuke of traditional roles of society)....going on in today's(so-called)entertainment world.
As for Kate Hepburn, too mannish for me, too conceited and that darned bobble-head problem she had toward the end was too distracting (though I give her credit for pushing on). She was one of those actors who always made me aware that they were aware that they were acting. Wayne was the opposite.
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As a first time acting job, I thought he held his own, at least as good a performance as Kim Darby's...and a lot better than much of whats considered "talented" by today's standards.
Dern wasn’t in True Grit. Robert Duvall and Dennis Hopper were.
My bad...”The Cowboys.”
They do tend to meld over time, don’t they?
Matt Damon is lib POS.
Almost bought the remake of "The Shining" yesterday. Might be kinda funny.
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Hepburn was a mega lib. If you see The Aviator by Scorsese with Leo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes you will see.
Howard meets Kate’s family and they are a bunch of wealthy CT WASP marxist snobs. They make fun of Hughes because he is an engineer who makes things. They were real trust fund marxists.
YES! I’ve been waiting for the trailer. And hey, naysayers, give it a chance. I’m a fan of the original True Grit. It’s a seriously gutsy choice for a remake. Love the Coen bros. I think Bridges is a good choice. Supposedly there version is closer to the book. Glad to see the Western still alive. Rock on Coen Bros!
The Cowboys is a great movie, except for the part where John Wayne gets killed. That scene ruins it for me. So earlier, John Wayne and the kids see the bad guys on the next ridge over, looking for them. But that night they build a big campfire and all sit around it with their backs to the dark forest.
So John Wayne didn’t have anyone pull sentry duty? No listening posts? No scouts? No preemptive attack or attempt to confuse the enemy? Nothing in the way of hightened alert?
If John Wayne dies in a movie, it should be because he was being heroic, not stupid, that’s all I’m saying... heh
lol. That’s some very funny good thoughts there.
Give the Duke a break. If you will remember he had put all the boys guns in the chuck wagon. The chuck wagon had broken down and was far behind them. What was he supposed to do? Take on the whole gang by himself? He was trying to keep the boys from getting killed by letting the rustlers take the herd without a fight. But Bruce Dern’s character was to big an a**hole to just take the herd a leave it at that. I seem to remember he sent a kid back to get the chuck wagon but the kid was caught by the rustlers.
“O Rooster Where Art Thou”
Bruce Dern played a convincing bad guy. I just watched “The Cowboys” for the 10 time last month and he was great in it.
Matt Damon as the Texas Ranger? Gotta be better that Glen Campbell...
Glen Campbell tested for the role but he kept falling off the horse.