I enjoyed it quite a bit. Just woulda changed the order of the stories and put Buster Scruggs in the middle, cause having it go first made it seem like everything else was gonna be as fonny.I checked out the Coen Brothers' latest, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018).
I liked it, I'll say that. I would also have to say that, among Coen Bros.' stuff, it is probably towards the bottom. But given how high an opinion I have of the whole Coen Bros. catalog - with the exception of Hail Caesar - it can be toward the bottom and still be good. Which it is. It will definitely be rewatched in the not-too-distant future.
It feels like a bit of a place-holder though. It is a collection of 6 short stories, not a single feature. While they are enjoyable stories - often thoughtful - to me anyway - it is not the same. So given that the Coens' last two works are this and Hail Caesar, I would like to see them get back to more traditional Coen stuff. Just do a solid, regular thing.
But it's pretty good. 7.3 out of 10
I loved it. I appreciated how low key it was, given the everything else we've been given on the subject. From what I understand, it's the right way to tell the story from Armsrong's perspective. We've seen this thing so much from the gung-ho test pilot perspective, which is really entertaining, but kind of hard to relate to. Seeing it from the perspective of a guy who felt the risk and the personal stakes and just the insanity of what he was doing....First Man (2018)
My one main complaint - and it's not like me to say this - but it's just too low key. There are so many times that unimaginable shit was happening and there was all kinds of room for extreme emotion and justifiable sensationalism - but they kept it pretty muted.
I wasn't impressed with it. They should have ended the movie after the Buster Scruggs story. I'm a pretty big western fan though. This movie just didn't do it for me.I enjoyed it quite a bit. Just woulda changed the order of the stories and put Buster Scruggs in the middle, cause having it go first made it seem like everything else was gonna be as fonny.
Cinematography is stunning. Woulda been a terrific experience on the big screen.
7.95 Mattys out of a possible 10