True Grit (2010)

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    • Re: "True Grit" : The Remake !!!

      Dukesfan wrote:


      I saw "The Missing", but I never had the idea, that the story could be taken from "The Searchers". It wasn´t as good as "The Searchers", never! But it wasn´t too bad...


      I never tied in The Missing as any type of remake of The Searchers. Other than the search for the girl, there is very little other resemblance. Nothing can be as good as The Searchers, IMO, but like Dukesfan stated...The Missing wasn't bad at all. I've watched it several times.

      As for the remake of True Grit, can't be done to any satisfaction for us to even want to see it. There will always be only one Rooster J. Cogburn.

      Mark
      "I couldn't go to sleep at night if the director didn't call 'cut'. "
    • Re: "True Grit" : The Remake !!!

      Lt. Brannigan wrote:

      Just to add a detail or two, Jeff Bridges is supposedly playing Rooster Cogburn, while Matt Damon is up for an unknown role.


      empireonline.com/news/feed.asp?NID=26136

      Jeff Bridges is Rooster (at least his father, Lloyd Bridges, knew something about classic westerns, maybe some of it rubbed off onto Jeff), Josh Brolin is playing Tom Chaney, and Matt Damon is the Texas Ranger!!!

      Terrible casting, right off the bat. If anything, Brolin should play the Texas Ranger, and as for Matt Damon? Maybe he can be one of the outlaws who gets hung at the beginning of the picture. At least that way, he'd have a sack over his head so we wouldn't have to look at his smug, smirking face.

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    • Re: "True Grit" : The Remake !!!

      I can not remember which movie it was but some time ago Mat damon was in a picture that I saw and I was not impressed however like Bruce Dern in the cowboys sometimes it's the character thats easy to dislike.
      Greetings from North of the 49th
    • Re: "True Grit" : The Remake !!!

      ejgreen77 wrote:

      empireonline.com/news/feed.asp?NID=26136

      Jeff Bridges is Rooster (at least his father, Lloyd Bridges, knew something about classic westerns, maybe some of it rubbed off onto Jeff), Josh Brolin is playing Tom Chaney, and Matt Damon is the Texas Ranger!!!

      Terrible casting, right off the bat. If anything, Brolin should play the Texas Ranger, and as for Matt Damon? Maybe he can be one of the outlaws who gets hung at the beginning of the picture. At least that way, he'd have a sack over his head so we wouldn't have to look at his smug, smirking face.


      Wow, I missed out on that bit of news. Thanks for clarifying that for me. As for Matt Damon, I like him and enjoy him whenever he shows up in movies I own, now if we were talking about Ben Affleck then I would have to agree. And I think they chose somebody a little too young for Chaney, I would prefer James Brolin for the role instead of Josh.
    • Re: "True Grit" : The Remake !!!

      To be fair I may have mixed Damon up with another actor. Just checked and I believe it was Matt Dillon in Tex that I was not impressed with.


      I can understand that, with so few actors of any stature it's easy to mix'em up.


      Let's face it, folks, any remake of Duke's Oscar film will not live up to the original, I don't care who the players are.


      Amen, brother.
    • Re: "True Grit" : The Remake !!!

      Not that it would change my mind about a remake of "True Grit" but if they insist on making it, I'd like to see Russell Crowe as either Rooster or Lucky Ned (I think he'd fit either role).

      As for La Boeuf (the Ranger), I could visualize any of the following in the role: Brolin, William Fichtner, Josh Hartnett, Christian Bale, or even Kevin Costner or Brad Pitt.

      An excellent candidate for the role of Mattie would be Madeline Carroll, who played Costner's daughter in "Swing Vote".
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    • Re: "True Grit" : The Remake !!!

      Hollywood, has been out of material for years, just about every movie is a remake, maybe the real deal is the there are no great books out there except for Clancy but with him they are all about the same. I would want Tom Sellck as Rooster or even Duvall or Tommy Lee jones. It will take a helluva cast to get me to watch it and if the focus is on maddie then I'll tune it out, I mean how many movies have been done on a vengeful woman gun toting dame. She's better at realizing she's limited but a good negotiator and paying someone to do the dirty deed. Hollywood today also lacks great horseman that we saw years ago. Oh well The Times are changing,
      Mister you better find yourself another line of work, cause this one sure DON"T fit your PISTOL!
    • Re: "True Grit" : The Remake !!!

      I like the Coen Brothers but they should not touch a perfect movie. They already made a remake of a classic: The Ladykillers with Tom Hanks instead of the great Alec Guiness. IMO a rather mediocre movie somehow entertaining but not as good as the fantastic original.
      The same will happen to a perfect western like True Grit. John Wayne is perfect as Rooster Cogburn and no else would come close that. A new Actor as Rooster Cogburn will only be a bad copy. BTW Warren Oates tried to be Cogburn as well in the TV Show and failed.
      Some comments like "This one will be closer to the original" aren't promising.
      The only good thing about it is that Westerns are still made. :shades_smile:
      "You're too good to give a chance to." John Wayne as Cole Thornton in El Dorado (1966)