Proverbs 28:1 are the opening lines to the recent re-make of this John Wayne movie.
but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
Actually the Coen Brothers left off the second line, but I'm including it because it's just as important.
Before heading to the local theater and forking over too much money, we watched the 1969 film on DVD at home. While the younger crowd thought the first was *cheesy*, I loved it and looked forward to seeing how Hollywood would *update* it.
In short, well done!
I give five stars to both versions and have added Mattie Ross to my top-five list of cinematic heroines.
Talk about true grit.
Mattie's character surpasses Rooster on many levels, modeling admirable traits ~
2) Negotiation skills, par excellance
3) Educated, manners and diction
4) Determination, appropriately channeled and
5) Maturity, beyond her years but not misguided
Overall, I preferred Hailee Steinfeld's interpreation and presentation of Mattie.
What do you think?
PS Do you own the book on which the film is based?