Sunday, October 19, 2008

Movie Night: No Country For Old Men (2007)

Movie night is once again late but none the less its a modern classic. No Country For Old Men is an eclectic mix of the crime and thriller genre's with a ultraviolent streak of a demented mind attempting to get back that which he lost at all costs. this incredable film is adapted perfectly by the Coen Brothers from the truly classic Cormac McCarthy Novel of the same name and in my opinion should be picked up from your local book store or library and read by all of you as soon as humanly possible.

We open on a desolate and expansive West Texan countryside where we find Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) hunting pronghorn antelope near the Rio Grande when he stumbles upon a collection of corpses and a lone dying man: the aftermath of a drug deal gone awry. In addition to truck-bed of heroin, Moss finds two million dollars in a satchel, which he takes, leaving the lone survivor to die. Later that night in bed with his wife Carla Jean (Kelly Macdonald), Moss's conscience pushes him to return to the scene with water for the dying man, where Moss is unexpectedly attacked by Mexican gangsters. Barely escaping them, Moss returns the trailer to fetch both his wife and the money and flee, narrowly avoiding Chigurh, now hired to retrieve the money, which he tracks through the small transponder hidden inside the satchel. A meticulous, brooding psychopath, Chigurh does not hesitate to kill anyone impeding his mission, including gangsters, law enforcement officials and civilians he encounters by chance, whose fates he occasionally decides with a coin toss. Moss, unaware of the transponder, sends Carla Jean out of town while he darts from motel to motel in an attempt to elude his pursuers. Meanwhile, Bell focuses on locating and protecting Moss, following the trail of corpses left by Chigurh as he searches for the money.

Now as always i suggest a bucket of popcorn and a darkened room, enjoy and i'll see you tomorrow.

Peace out!



DoveAlexa said...

Wait, after Moss grabs the bag at the tree, he finds the transponder in the bag and tosses it. Is there another one?

(I already saw this one, very good and creepy movie) ;)

Aries said...

apparently so or how could he have been tracked down so easily

DoveAlexa said...

Oooh right right, he had the little tracking thing that beeped as he got closer to the bag. He also did have help from the Mexican looking guys who got Moss's wife's mother to tell them where they were going and staying too. Lol, epic granny fail. DON'T TALK TO STRANGERS!