Wednesday, December 29, 2010

5 weird things about the 2010 film remake of "True Grit"

  1. Mattie Ross spends hours riding her horse through the snow, gets caught in pouring rain, and even immerses herself up to the eyeballs in a stream, yet she never ends up wet.

  2. Everyone in this film seems to have been replaced by a cartoon character. Rooster Cogburn gets shot in the shoulder, but is still able to carry Mattie for miles. The Texas Ranger, like Daffy Duck, can get hit in the head with a boulder and just walk it off. One character gets shot in the leg, gets some of his fingers cut off, and then gets stabbed in the chest with a 6-inch knife without seeming to feel any pain or discomfort.

  3. The film's dialogue sounds like it was written by George Lucas.

  4. The characters anachronistically refer to "Indian Territory" as "Native American Territory". Similarly, even though the Texas Ranger fought for the Confederacy in the Army of Northern Virgina, he doesn't seem to notice that Mattie has non-white facial features (which mysteriously disappear when she gets older).

  5. Mattie loses her left forearm to a rattlesnake bite just so the filmmakers can deploy the CGI "limb erasure" tool at the end of the film.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weird Thing 5 completely misses the mark. The weird thing is that 29 years ago, a baby named Ruth Morris was born with no left hand or forearm. She answered a casting call for a woman, missing one arm, to serve as a body double for Elizabeth Marvel, the adult Mattie. She has commented on the motions of playing those scenes.

As a day job, Morris is a social worker counseling people facing the shock of losing a limb.

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