Saturday, January 26, 2008
Am I an Old Man?
Loved and hated No Country for Old Men. First 90 minutes had me on the edge of my seat. The Coen brothers demonstrated unequivocal prowess in creating suspense and compelling characters. Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin were mesmerizing, and didn't actually have any shared screen time. Then the last 30 minutes left me cold. I was bored, confused, and generally apathetic. I got it. Tommy Lee Jones became obsolete in the the age of drug crime. I didn't need that coda to tell me that. Was it me?