Thursday, 2 July 2009

Movies and stuff

A few days ago, I saw the film 'No Country for Old Men', a really gripping and enjoyable experience. It comes to us courtesy of the Coen brothers, and is adapted from a novel by Cormac McCarthy. There has been a great deal of positive hype surrounding this film, and I'm here to tell you that it's well-founded.

It's a dark and beautifully-shot movie, with brutal twists and turns in the plot. The writing's good, too! As a side note, plenty of blood is shed in the course of things; but don't let that put you off. I'd say it's justified. I also found myself noticing things about 'No Country...' that I wouldn't usually notice in movies; like sound design, and cinematography. It flows wonderfully. The characters are dark, complex, and sometimes plain scary! (Check out the creepy killer, played by Javier Bardem.)

The story revolves around a suitcase full of money and drugs; the man who finds it, and the psychopath who wants to take it from him. This isn't a movie where the plot is handed over easily... but it's so worth it!

I give it two thumbs up. Highly recommended.

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