05 January, 2011
True Grit (Original)
I'm going to start by giving you some film stats, about the plot, then go into my review. *WARNING - THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*
Staring; John Wayne and Kim Darby
Released; 11Th of June, 1969.
Genre; Adventure, Western, Drama.
After the death of her father Mattie (Kim Darby) Ross sent out to find her fathers killer, but she couldn't do this on her own. So she asked around and finally found the meanest marshal in town Reuben J. (John Wayne) 'Rooster' Cogburn. After some time persuading him he agreed to go hunt down Quincy (Jeremy Slate), Mr.Ross' killer. But before they could leave they were joined by a man also hunting down Quincy, La Boeuf (Glen Campbell), though Maddie didn't want him going, Rooster said other wise. They had quite the events, and almost caught Quincy, but instead he got Maddie. Rooster and La Boeuf were able to get Maddie back, but not without a few consequences, Maddie was bitten by a snake so Rooster had to race to get her to a doctor, and La Boeuf died. Maddie recovered and her fathers murder was avenged. And Maddie asked Rooster an odd request when he came to visit her after she recovered, she asked if he would be buried in the family cemetery when he died, and he agreed.
First off it's John Wayne, so you know it's going to be pretty good. This movie is one of those ones where you're watching it and you get excided because you know he’s going to beat them. It's one of my favourite Wayne westerns. It just has that classic feel, with the beautiful scenes, and colour. The acting was pretty good, though I thought the girl was a little over the top, and Le Beouf could have been played by someone who wasn't Glen Campbell. But over all it was good.
To sum it up, watch it, if for nothing else, John Wayne.