Yes, wasn't a big fan.
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I wouldn't worry about the actors.
As for the movie, I thought it was well done. Depressing, but well done. I read the book as well. It's one of the Cormac McCarthy books I completely understood.
Try reading "Blood Meridian" if you want to feel like a 7th grader in English Lit again.
Never saw it but they did film part of the movie less than a mile from my home. Maybe I'll rent it someday soon.
I don't think the suicide scene was in the book, but could be wrong. My guess, it was stuck in by a director for
effect. If anything, the entire plot (such as it was) of the story (thin as it was) was about survival and not giving up ever.
If the Union is once severed, the line of separation will grow wider and wider, and the controversies which are now debated and settled in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields of battle and determined by the sword.
If you don't like that part, do not sit down to watch the Exorcist. I take issue with allowing a 13 year old to say and do the things Linda Blair did in that movie; much less concern with a kid using a prop gun.
Besides, it's Hollywood. Most of the people on the set can quote you Row v. Wade. They couldn't care less about kids.