New Coen Bros. film: "No Country for Old Men" - *spoiler alert*

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  1. aloofman macrumors 68020

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    Who else has seen it? I really enjoyed it, but I'm still wrestling with the ending, which I won't say too much about except that it was unexpected. What did you think?
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Saw it last week! It was awesome. It's probably their best, next to Fargo. Javier Bardem was creepy as hell.
     
  3. it5five macrumors 65816

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    It was great.

    The ending did take me by surprise at first, but I'm happy with it. I definitely didn't expect that guy to get killed in his motel room by the drug dealers at that point in the film.
     
  4. aloofman thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Even more surprising to me was that we didn't get to see it. All the grisly close-ups of other people getting killed, but with him we only see the aftermath. Talk about audience manipulation!
     
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    Just saw it today, and it is certainly impressive. Though very different from usual Coen brothers works, probably because they kept quite close to the book - which I think I will read soon.
     
  6. TatsuTerror macrumors regular

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    The ending was there because it coincided with that of the book...so if you read the book it'll probably make more sense.

    I for one loved this movie.
     
  7. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    I thought it was an absolutely brilliant film. I thought the cast was fantastic, Bardem was extremely creepy. Usually I hate endings with no real closure, but in this case it didn't really matter to me. I think it shows how the characters just have to carry on, rather than trying to tie everything up.

    What do people think about whether the life lives/dies? Part of me thinks she lives, as without a decision from the coin to go by, he can't kill her.
     
  8. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Why does everyone like this film? I thought it was complete crap. :eek:
     

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