Saturday, August 23, 2008


We finally watched No Country For Old Men and I have NO IDEA why this movie won the Best Picture Oscar. My complaints:

  • There was way too much time spent on wounding people, and then the repair of said wounds.
  • A lot of pointless violence. Really, we got that Javier was ruthless and crazy. One or two murders would have done it.
  • The entire movie is about Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin's cat and mouse game and then *boom* Josh is dead in a pool...and by related thugs, not Javier. Wha??
  • Tommy Lee Jones had some interesting moments, but they were mere moments. Then the movie ends with a weird/boring scene between him and his get his character but it isn't developed enough for viewers to really care. And THAT is how the movie ends??
What am I missing? Do I just not get the Coen brothers? Did anyone like this movie??

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