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« Reply #135 on: May 23, 2009, 06:32:16 PM »

Finally saw this.
My first impression (which may change as it often does with Coen bros. films):
- a brilliant piece of filmmaking

Yep.

- incredibly suspenseful and scary

You got that right.

- avoids all the cliches of the genre and constantly surprises

Yup.


Question: was Josh Brolin's character killed as everyone says?

I'd say so.

I thought he got away with the money; we see the Sherriff notice the unscrewed air duct which is where he stashed it at an earlier motel stop.

? I didn't see that... To me, we especially see the sheriff notice the dead body of Brolin...


And yes, it's a western

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« Reply #136 on: May 23, 2009, 09:19:28 PM »

One thing I loved that may have been overlooked....
both Brolin and badem's characters are incredibly resourceful
they may not be MBA's but they can hunt, self-medicate, do detective work, and lotsa other clever things that a computer wont help you with!
and, a dog that chases you thru water.. where have you seen that before?

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« Reply #137 on: May 23, 2009, 09:21:17 PM »

was Brolin's wife killed?
most say no, i say yes.
why? 'cause we see bardem wipe his shoes when he comes out of the house - to get the blood off one presumes.

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« Reply #138 on: May 23, 2009, 09:22:39 PM »

was Brolin's wife killed?
most say no, i say yes.
why? 'cause we see bardem wipe his shoes when he comes out of the house - to get the blood off one presumes.

I say YES and double YES.

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« Reply #139 on: May 23, 2009, 09:25:10 PM »

I say YES and double YES.

back to Brolin
his wife only identifies her mother at the morgue, not him
right?

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« Reply #140 on: May 23, 2009, 09:36:56 PM »

Tuco,

your comments regarding the corporate takeover of America theme have merit
BUT
Reagan took office in Jan 1981
just sayin'

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« Reply #141 on: May 26, 2009, 02:35:10 PM »

just rewatched the motel scene...
yes, brolin was killed but i was right about the cash being taken out of the air vent
from the last scene where Bardem gives the kid a $100 bill we can deduce that he got away with murder and the money.
(unless he dies from his wounds, a possibility)

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« Reply #142 on: May 27, 2009, 05:31:38 AM »

Chigurh can't die, he's death personified. Which provokes the obvious question: if Harmonica met Chigurh in a showdown, who'd win?

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« Reply #143 on: May 28, 2009, 10:24:03 AM »

Chigurh can't die, he's death personified. Which provokes the obvious question: if Harmonica met Chigurh in a showdown, who'd win?
We had that poll, didn't we?

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« Reply #144 on: May 28, 2009, 01:45:19 PM »

Did we? But was it with the understanding that the showdown was between Death and himself?

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« Reply #145 on: October 06, 2009, 07:34:03 PM »

To tell you the truth I'm completely indifferent to NCFOM. I watched it when it came out and didn't much like it, but then I decided to give it some time thinking I'll maybe be more objective and like it better when the hype and fanboys calm down. This was obviously wrong thinking, as the problem wasn't in me but in the movie.

What's bothering me is that I can't point towards something that I see as wrong in the movie, so far I haven't been able to analyze the movie and just point it out, what I didn't like, the mistakes, the weak points, the nonsense, the plot holes, whatever. I just can't find something big and explicit. I've read the whole topic and of many things that have been written (lame ending, superficial and unnecessary characters, etc.), there was one thing that really rang the bell - someone wrote that the Coens (as movie addicts-fanatics) plan and re-plan each scene so carefully until they eventually sterilize it. That could be the case here; I can't say this is just plain bad, badly written or directed, cause there are plenty interesting parts, character angles and other little stuff, but as a whole it just doesn't touch me. I'm watching it and... Just nothing, nothing at all. And it should, as it was supposed to be some kind of morality tale.


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« Reply #146 on: October 06, 2009, 07:38:53 PM »

And sorry, but no, this movie doesn't have anything to do with Ws.

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« Reply #147 on: December 28, 2012, 03:17:05 PM »

amazing movie! 9/10

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« Reply #148 on: December 29, 2012, 08:12:49 PM »

I saw this once about 4 years ago, and I loved it all the way up until the ending. It just falls off the table and goes nowhere, I couldn't stand the ending, it left me with a very unsatisfied feeling

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« Reply #149 on: February 24, 2013, 07:26:28 PM »

I really have to watch this movie again, the first time I saw it, it didn't really appeal that much to me, and after I saw all the reviews about how good it was I think I missed something on the first viewing.

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