True Grit

by David Friday, November 5, 2010 6:25 PM

Anybody who watches movies has heard of, and probably seen True Grit.  If your a fan of John Wayne, then you most certainly have seen it.  True Grit was a classic, and John Wayne made it great. I’ll never forget Reuben J. 'Rooster' Cogburn, US Marshal.

So today I’m browsing the Internet and guess what I find, an article talking about how they have remade True Grit and are going to release it in December.  Remade True Grit?  How, John Wayne is dead, how can you remake it?

IMDB has the details here: IMDB - Remake of True Grit

The Coen brothers are doing the remake, well that figures, they can’t come up with anything original on their own, why not remake a classic and screw it up in the process.

The new True Grit stars Jeff Bridges (he’s supposed to be the John Wayne replacement), Matt Damon and Josh Brolin.

I like Jeff Bridges, he’s made some cool movies, and he’s a good actor, but he F’ed this one up for sure.  He isn’t John Wayne, nobody is John Wayne but John Wayne.

I don’t understand it, why in the hell does Hollywood lately seem to have to do remakes of classic movies, and in the process, either bastardize them or totally screw them up?  Has Hollywood run out of creative juice, they can’t come up with anything new anymore except stupid space flicks of unbelievable aliens coming to kill us.

Leave the classics alone, don’t try to improve on them, you can’t, which is why they are classic. And John Wayne, stay the hell away from Big john, he was one-of-a-kind actor and nobody today in Hollywood could replace him if they tried.

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