No doubt, when you choose to remake something anew you will draw comparisons and criticisms. The same is true if you choose to bring a book to the silver screen. This is why it’s all the more surprising to me, that 2010’s True Grit by the likes of Joel and Ethan Coen, a remake of what is considered by some to be a Western classic, was welcomed with such open arms by critics. It just didn’t deserve it and as much as I love Jeff Bridges, he is no Rooster Cogburn.
But, before you go filling up the comments section with your vitriol laced Hatorade – hear me out.