Monday, April 14, 2008

No Country

I really enjoy Coen Brothers movies. Even when the subject matter is comedic they seem to approach each project tastefully and with respect to their art. No Country for Old Men is no exception. Since I am not a movie critic I won't attempt to critique the film here. Suffice it to say that it is one of the best movies I've seen in a long while, in that hours after watching it the characters are still in my mind-especially the psychopathic killer, Chigur. Somehow I connected with him than any of the other characters. I'd like to hear some other opinions from people who have seen the film to see if it struck a chord with you as much as it did me.

1 comment:

Mel said...

Ok, I'll start:) I thought Chigur was a captivating character. I was instantly drawn in by his calm, by his facial expressions, even by his wardrobe and hair style. His actions portray him as a psychopath which is a view that could be substantiated if you never looked any further. But he is driven by something bigger than himself, which he acknowledges each time he flips the coin.
I also liked the contrast between Chigur's fate and the Sheriff's comment at the end when he says he thought God would come into his life when he got older but that he hadn't. The sheriff appears conflicted whereas Chigur is comfortable with himself.