No Country For Old Men

No Country For Old Men

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    No Country For Old Men

    Saw the movie No Country For Old Men last night and thought it was great. If you liked Pulp Fiction or movies like that, you'll like this one.

    It was refreshing to see a movie where the pistols aren't racked 4 times before they get used. The bad guy has this silenced shotgun that he goes around offing people with. In my book, 4 stars.

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    I will check it out...love a new movie,especially with guns! Thanks!

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    Based on a Cormac McCarthy novel, directed by the Coen brothers...what's not to love?

    Having read several C. McCarthy novels (though not this one, yet), I have to assume that this is very dark, very violent, and very entertaining...
    A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    Based on a Cormac McCarthy novel, directed by the Coen brothers...what's not to love?

    Having read several C. McCarthy novels (though not this one, yet), I have to assume that this is very dark, very violent, and very entertaining...
    I'm about half way thru the book. It's Cormac McCarthy alright but not quite as dark and disturbing as Blood Meridian IMO.

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    I just finished "The Road," and HIGHLY recommend it. It's much more "accessible" then some other of his work, and it's about an incredibly bleak post-apocalyptic journey. Some very interesting stuff in there about survival and firearms use (though that's not the focus). I loved it.
    A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.

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    I've read reviews on Yahoo that says the movie has a bad ending. They say it just stops and leaves you hanging. Like they want you so wait for part II to see how things end.

    What is your opinion on the ending?
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    The way the movie ends leaves you with plenty to think about...
    Overall one of the better movies I've seen in quite a while...a good plot and lots of gunplay...


    Also, this fellow sets a new standard for "Creepy Bad Guys"...

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    To me the ending just reflects the randomness of life. It also says:

    SPOILER ALERT!












    That the "good guys" don't always win...
    "Naked and Starving as They are We Cannot Enough Admire the Incomparable Patience and Fidelity of the Soldiery" George Washington, Valley Forge, 1777.

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    "Call It!"

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    "Friend-o"
    "Naked and Starving as They are We Cannot Enough Admire the Incomparable Patience and Fidelity of the Soldiery" George Washington, Valley Forge, 1777.

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    "How's them Tony's holdin' up?"...
    "I surrounded 'em"- Alvin York

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