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September 26th, 2012 11:06 AM
It's a good remake, but don't sit through it trying to compare it with the original. It's different enough in the acting to make it worthwhile. The young girl did a wonderful job, better than Kim Darby, IMO. I enjoyed it, but the Duke is still THE Duke, and no one can replace him.
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September 26th, 2012 11:44 AM
I struggle to think of a western that I didn't like... I remember Clint Eastwood singing in a western musical - that freaked me out in a bad way.
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September 26th, 2012 11:50 AM
I'll pass on the remake.....there was only 1 John Wayne, and only 1 Rooster Cogburn, and his last name isn't spelled Bridges.
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September 26th, 2012 12:04 PM
Paint Your Wagon.
Originally Posted by WHEC724
and worse yet, Lee Marvin sang in it.
I really enjoyed the True Grit remake.
September 26th, 2012 12:25 PM
I don't usually care for remakes of great movies. True Grit was an exception. If anything I liked it better. Jeff Bridges' Rooster Cogburn interpretation was great IMO.
September 26th, 2012 12:29 PM
I thought it was pretty well done. Man, I wish I didn't have anything to worry about other than if I'm going to like a movie remake or not!
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September 26th, 2012 01:01 PM
Yep, this is how I see it too. I like the newer version better.
Originally Posted by pgrass101
September 26th, 2012 01:09 PM
I agree with you. They are two different movies. You can't really compare them. The classic is just that and can never be replaced, but the new one is a pretty good movie. Really liked that it had some differences, especially the ending.
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September 26th, 2012 01:17 PM
Simply yes for me, I enjoyed it just as much as the original; in fact I'd say it was a more realistic version of how I think the old west would have been. Thumbs up from me..
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September 26th, 2012 01:58 PM
Big Lebowski anyone?????
I thought True Grit the remake was pretty good.
I happen to like Jeff Bridges though...
I also love westerns!
September 26th, 2012 02:40 PM
Not to take anything away from John Wayne and the original, but Jeff Bridges portrayal of Rooster Cogburn was a much more realistic and true to life image of how men lived, dressed, talked and demonstrated accurate mannerisms in the mid 1800's. No doubt about it, much more realistic and than the classic Hollywood westerns.
I thought it was an excellent movie and really shouldn't be compared against the original.
John Wayne really can't be blamed for how Hollywood presented or portrayed life in that time period. He just acted in the movies Hollywood made, and was one of the best at it, too!
True Grit original version = Hollywood
True Grit remake = Realistic and gritty.
Go see it or rent it Chief, you'll love it!
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September 26th, 2012 05:19 PM
I love the original, but the new cast, especially Jeff Bridges took the story to a new level.
I will agree, if it weren't for remakes of classic movies, TV shows and comic books Hollywood would be vaccant!
October 3rd, 2012 07:04 PM
I liked the original...especially since it was filmed where I live, but as a movie I liked the new one better
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