Sunday, November 11, 2007

No Country for Old Men

Exiting the theater, the guy ahead of us in a soldout show said it was the haircut that made it work. He had a point. It was both the haircut and the weapon. This was one of the most violent movies I've ever seen and it was combined with a humor, which sometimes make the violence even less palatable. Laugh now, hide your eyes later. And I did hide them a lot. I don't know what the body count was. Some ungodly number. Did I like it? You bet. Great acting, great diaglogue, great cinematography. I can't remember a bar of music. Was there any? It wasn't exactly fun, but it was great. Does that make any sense?


Graham Powell said...

My wife saw the trailer for this while at another movie, and Anton Chigurh scared her so much she REFUSES to go to this movie with me.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Pretty damn scary although at some point, he feels like the Terminator, which dimishes his effectiveness, I think. You want the possibility to exist that he might redeem himself to be truly scared. Otherwise, he's a machine. Who knew Josh Brolin could be so credible an actor!