I’d been waiting to see the remake of True Grit for a long time, and last night I finally got round to it. Sadly it was a big disappointment. Or that is to say that it was a big disappointment for me. I didn’t like the changes to the story and the way the ending was changed.
Overall it seemed to be a darker story than the original, with less hope in it, and I think that’s a mistake. Still, it’s just my opinion, and most of all it made me want to see the original again, which I really should own.
I haven’t watched this film in ages and it’s great to see it again. What a great film!
My favourite films are a strange and largely unconnected bunch, and when one of the ‘older’ ones gets a remake it is a big deal. There are some films that I just think should never be remade, like the Blues Brothers for example. Others, like True Grit could be great. Time will tell.
At least I think that Jeff Bridges will be great in the roll, and I do think that Matt Damon is a good solid actor. So it should be a good movie. I won’t have to wait long to find out.