One of the things about the movie that shocked me was how Llewelyn died. He gets in a shoot out at a hotel just as Sheriff Ed Tom was pulling up. Ed gets out of his car and walks up to the hotel room and there is Llewelyn dead at the door way. I figure it must have been difficult to hold off 4 or 5 guys with automatic weapons when they had the element of surprise and he had a shotgun.
In most Hollywood movies, the battle between the antagonist and the protagonist is the pinnacle of the film. It's the epic battle. But in this movie it is anti-climactic.
To me this was a really creative artistic and story telling element. After all, there are times death comes unannounced. As it did when I heard about my friend killing himself last week. It just happens, we hear about the story and are left to deal with it.
A good movie is a movie that generates thought and discussion and that's why I think this movie was so good. It gives us all a chance to get together and think and reflect on it.
I think the plot seemed to start and end without any introduction and conclusion and there was really no climax to it.
At this point, I see the movie as a movie about the Sheriff. He is struggling through life trying to find where he fits. He is trying to figure out how this battle of good vs. evil exists. Has it changed over time? Have things really gotten worse over time or has it always been the same and just like this.
The movie begins with his monologue and ends with him telling us about his dream. Both discuss his father.
What's your take on this?