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I saw it and I'll admit I was unimpressed. It was good but didn't live up to the hype. What do people think?
pissed me off
that's all really
hadn't really listened to any of the hype though so i didn't go in expecting anything. not sure whether it was the general good-feeling of ATP that made me like the film more or whether the film was one of the things that made the good-feeling, but either way i really liked it :)
if i can get my blasted dvd player working!
It's REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY long so hope you haven't got an early start tomorrow
that is pretty long at this time but nope, luckily I don't have an early start and I have a lot of cider
"Only watch if you are in a coma."
were fairly high when i saw the film and to that extent I suppose hype did reduce on how much I enjoyed the film.
However I also think the fact that the film is so unconventional in it's approach to story telling jarred with me a bit too. I think I'd like to see t again before making up my mind about it but I wasn't overwhelmed tbh.
basically, i was unimpressed with NCFOM
I was completely unimpressed.
it was really fucking enjoyable
The plotline was familiar, the 'issues' were somehow both underplayed and overplayed at the same time, and the characters completely failed to come to life. It felt like they were pawns being shoved around by the writers, which is a sign of a bad script.
Not as good as Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
Tommy Lee Jones' father were interesting characters, but taken as a whole the thing left me cold. I'm a huge Coen brothers fan, so I was disappointed to say the least...
and then the ending nothing really happened and I thought "What?".
rarely has a film ever done that to me. mulholland drive and inland empire did that, but that is a given
and a near perfect adaptation of the book.
watched it tonight. spent two hours in silence with a friend and at the end of the film neither of us had a goddamn thing to say to each other.
i can only think of: it's fucking impressive. Javier Bardem's character is terrifying.
And it's all Javier Bardem's acting, nothing else. Incredible film.
Was a good film, Javier Bardem was really good but i felt a little bemused by the ending.
has a cameo in last weeks new simpsons episode. s20e19
but would benefit from a full plot - a beginning and end to add to the middle the film seemed to contain
But I still enjoyed it. I just hated overly violent films so I'd struggle to rewatch it anytime soon like most of their other work
one of the best of the decade.
I remember it being really cinematic though, and I'm not sure it would work as well on TV
Watched it on DVD with a girl after raving about it at the cinema.
cos they hadnt made a decent film for 10 years and they neednt to give them an oscar.
admittedly very downplayed and subtle compared to stuff like fargo, which it seemed a distant cousin of plot/character-wise.
I think it fell apart completely with that unbelievably botched moment when Josh Brolin is suddenly just dead.
Fine - it's an immoral wasteland, evil things happen, people get their comeuppance, chance, fate blah blah but Brolin was a very charismatic anti-hero, and deserved a proper death. After that, what had been a tense, lean thriller with some awesome sequences (the hotel room, the dog chase, Bardem in the gas station) dissolved into a sludge of pseudo-intellectual mumbling largely from the hugely overrated (in this film anyway) Tommy Lee Jones - a desperate leap for Great Art (c) status.
In years to come, the fact that this beat There Will Be Blood (which is pure cinema) to the Best Picture Oscar will be seen as high comedy.
Not a patch on Fargo, either.
and it is also better than TWBB
No Country For Old Men = tautly directed, mostly well-acted thriller with some super sequences but a crap final third.
There Will Be Blood = hysterically original, visionary, elemental cinema in its purest form with stunning set piece after stunning set piece.
The director previously made punch drunk love and magnolia, both of which I hated.
but as a director, you can't say PTA is short of ambition!
Plus he also made Boogie Nights which was great!
Preferred it to this, but I thought both where good films. The ending of there will be blood is one of the best things i've seen in the cinema.
I'm alone in the flat. I've locked myself in my room, and I'm not leaving untill everyone else in the world dies and I'm safe.
had to watch it in german with out-of-synch english subtitles.
i've read the book so i knew to expect the jarring ending/death of llewelyn.
book or film, they're both nothing special. better than the usual hollywood crap but not good either. i dunno, that's about it.
same goes for there will be blood. average film, but because it's something other than the usual hollywood fare guys jizz over it. average films.
I liked the way it was filmed, the way it was directed, everyone in it.
But the resultant film was just so so COLD and lacking in anything that made me want to ever see it again.