Sunday, December 12, 2010

Remaking True Grit

Now, you know... I've never been one to be critical. And casting Jeff Bridges as John Wayne and Matt Damon as Glen Campbell... They could have done worse. And I realize that the remakes of films such as The Buccaneer and My Favorite Wife were worth the effort. And goodness knows, the western genre is lately missing in theaters...

But there are classics that you just don't mess with. And when a beloved actor's lifetime of work yields one academy award, you don't turn around and give the part to someone else to improve upon.

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3 comments:

SkyePuppy said...

You are absolutely right. I will not be seeing the New True Grit.

janice said...

I agree.....

And you, Malott, critical? Never.

Delta said...

Thank you Malott for this post!

Why would anyone try to mess with the perfection of "the Duke"? No doubt they messed with the script as well.

I refuse, absolutely, to see any remake of any of John Wayne's movies.