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Posted on 03/31/2012 2:23:25 PM PDT by xcullen
For the past five years, Josh Brolin has played a series of unlikable men: a greed-struck Texan in the Coen brothers' "No Country for Old Men," a corrupt cop in Ridley Scott's "American Gangster," an adulterous, thieving author in Woody Allen's "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger," Harvey Milk's assassin in Gus Van Sant's "Milk," George W. Bush in Oliver Stone's "W."
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Yeah. I just read the WSJ Magazine, but I won’t be doing that again. TRIPE.
Did the author actually see the movie,"No Country for Old Men,"? Josh Brolin's character was clearly the protagonist of the film. His character was probably one of the more likable male characters in the movie.
....step Mom's outside hanging the laundry on the line while son struggles hummmming, "peeples who need peeples"
Certainly one of the most unlikable men in history [/s] Bush was elected president twice. We still have yet to see if Obama is quite that likable.
“Josh Brolin has played a series of unlikable men: a greed-struck Texan in the Coen brothers’ ‘No Country for Old Men,’”
I actually think that character was pretty likable. Foolhardy, yes, but plucky and laconic and at least until the end faithful (I couldn’t be sure, what with the tricky anti-climax). Is there anything so wrong about picking up lost cash? I mean, besides putting your family in danger. What, would the government spend it better? And so what if it’s “blood money”? The blood wasn’t the money’s fault, and I’m not going to use it to buy more blood (although there will be blood as a result of my appropriating it).
Now that I think about it, Brolin’s character did choose the money over his wife’s life. But it was one of those maybe it’ll come to that at some point in the future if I loose choices, made according to the twisted rules. Still, his greed cost his wife her life, via the philosophy of the psychotic villain.