True Grit ★★★

[Reviews, to compare to 1969] It’s so interesting to watch two different takes on the same material. In this case, the two movies are so similar in that they have the same plot points, many of the same scenes and a real lot of the same dialog (probably more than 50%). But at the same time the whole feel of the movie is different. This movie was much more serious and that is all for the better. I didn’t love the movie, but I liked lots of it and thought it was much better than the 1969 version. It was hard to evaluate on it’s own though as I was comparing the movie versions the whole time. I don’t know if I liked the cluttered end or if I liked the whole character development of the Jeff Bridges or Matt Damon characters.