It is always interesting how movie etiquette differs between people and how it is perceived though different generations. Our viewing of True Grit was a perfect experiment in movie viewing psychology… and the movie was pretty interesting too. Did the most recent western “masterpiece” live up to the surrounding hype?
First off, the average age in the theatre was 75, which isn’t a problem as much as it was interesting to see the difference between this afternoon show time and seeing something like Transformers at a midnight showing. Also, with the entire two rows behind us completely open, we still had one guy come in and sit one seat away from us in the same row! Really?!?
Chad: Yeah, I made sure to comment on it loud enough for him to hear it.
Kevin: Didn’t faze him though.
Anyway, True Grit was a good western film with real heart and soul put into its creation. Which is beneficial because a poorly made western really sucks. The dialogue alone carried you thoroughly through the entire run time without a real lull at all.
Kevin: The back and forth between Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon was great.
Chad: Yeah… Jeff Bridges will always be The Dude in anything he’s in, though. It always comes out.
Kevin: That’s a good thing.
Gina: You’re getting off topic, we’re supposed to review the movie.
Chad: Whatever, Gina…
Kevin: Everyone’s already seen it or heard about it anyway. We’re late to the punch!
It was not the typical western, but since none of us have seen the original or read the book it was based on, we cant compare. However it was good in all aspects… acting, performance, story, entertainment, etc.
Kevin: 7 of 10 stars
Chad: 3.5 of 5 beers
Gina: I didn’t see it, remember? You went without me!
Combined rating is 7 of 10 stars