Trailer Alert: True Grit (Teaser)

The first teaser trailer for the Coen Brothers’ True Grit has been released. You can watch it over at Apple.

To me, this is how you make a trailer. It’s the perfect tease. It sets up the story, introduces all of the main characters, and gives us some striking images. I also love the accompanying music.

The only actor who we get to see much of is leading lady Hailee Steinfeld, who looks like she has more than enough spunk for the role. The glimpses of Jeff Bridges and Josh Brolin (who apparently must always be disfigured on camera now) look promising, but I have to say that Matt Damon seems slightly out of place in the Coens’ world (side note: I was also momentarily thrown off by his tag as “Academy Award Winner Matt Damon”).

Visually, it looks amazing, and very No Country For Old Men-esque. 2007 was an amazing year for Westerns (No Country for Old Men, 3:10 to Yuma, The Assassination of Jesse James, and There Will Be Blood, if you could call it that), so it’s great to see the trend continuing. Love the trailer, way more excited for the movie now.

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