Last night we were faced with the biggest decision in 2011 thus far: Tron: Legacy or True Grit? On the one hand, what better way to ring in the New Year than to watch Jeff Bridges in 3d? On the other hand, the Coen Brothers don’t subscribe to Woody Allen‘s hit-and-miss philosophy, so their success last year with A Serious Man doesn’t mean you can skip The Dude channeling John Wayne in their latest fare, True Grit.
But we were already so annoyed with the overly-precocious Hailee Steinfeld, the plucky young protagonist in Grit, that we were willing to choose mindless action over annoying substance. You see, between Kiernan Shipka and Chloe Moretz, 2010 was a great year to idolize smarmy girls, and while that’s better than finding the new Miley Cyrus or something, we can’t help but sort of want to wipe the smirk off these pre-teens.
But despite our reservations, Hailee carried an impressive performance in the film. And it took us till the 90 minute mark, but we finally found what it is about her voice that seems so intolerably darling.
Oh man, if Haille becomes some sort of gay icon, we might need to rethink our position on pigtails and potato sack dresses.