27 August 2008 ~ 1 Comment

(Movie) No Country For Old Men

Wow. It’s so rare that I watch a movie when I’ve already read the book and I don’t know which was better. I should say I’m a huge fan of the Coen’s. But even then… wow. I listened to this book in May and really liked it. I knew the movie got all kinds of acclaim so I was hoping I would like it. I could not find a single thing I didn’t like about the movie adaptation. The cast – perfect. Every single person was so perfectly cast. I was shocked and in love with the fact that they not only stayed close to the book, but even more importantly, they kept the ending intact. I realize not everyone liked this ending, but I did. I loved the narration aspect and I loved the ending. It was the ending that it had to be.

Watch this one. It’s got some violent stuff in it, but it is SO good.

In rural Texas, welder and hunter Llewelyn Moss discovers the remains of several drug runners who have all killed each other in an exchange gone violently wrong. Rather than report the discovery to the police, Moss decides to simply take the two million dollars present for himself. This puts the psychopathic killer, Anton Chigurh, on his trail as he dispassionately murders nearly every rival, bystander and even employer in his pursuit of his quarry and the money. As Moss desperately attempts to keep one step ahead, the blood from this hunt begins to flow behind him with relentlessly growing intensity as Chigurh closes in. Meanwhile, the laconic Sherrif Ed Tom Bell blithely oversees the investigation even as he struggles to face the sheer enormity of the crimes he is attempting to thwart.

One Response to “(Movie) No Country For Old Men”

  1. Breeni Books 28 August 2008 at 1:29 am Permalink

    I was kind of disappointed in the movie, but I haven’t read the book. I did love The Road, though. I think I will enjoy the book better when I get around to reading it.

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