True Grit is as gritty as it gets

True Grit is as gritty as it gets

Nick Kirkines

True Grit is a remake of the 1969 movie of the same name. Directed by the Coen Brothers, the directors behind films such as Burn After Reading and Raising Arizona.

 Opening with the narration of the main character Mattie Ross, narrated by Elizabeth Marvel and played by Hailie Steinfeld, who informs the audience the murder of her father. She arrives in the town where her father was murderd and from there tries to recruit the work of Rooster Cogburn, played by Jeff Bridges, to hunt down her father’s killer Tom Chaney, played by Josh Brolin. As they travel into the Choctaw territory, where Chaney was said to have run away to, they meet many colorful characters and soon become Mattie Ross realizes how dangerous the journey really was.

The acting in this film is phenomenal. Mattie Ross is a smart and surprisingly vengeful character for being so young. Meanwhile, Bridge’s performance as Rooster Cogburn was as gruff and fearless as possible. Both characters are extremely deep; however both have a comedic side to both of them. These scenes are amazing relief from the depressing world they live in.

This is as a fantastic western. A movie that truly does reemphasize the phrase “film is art”. The characters deep, the setting perfect, and the interaction amazing. This is a movie that has gone above and beyond.