Originally Posted by timbatron
Why wasn't the ending great?
An old man comes to realise that he has no place in the world where nothing is valued and nothing is guaranteed. It fits in with the nihilistic tone of the movie. In fact the ending is rather arbitrary in No Country For Old Men.
Would you have preferred Chigurh to have busted into his farm before making him and his wife flip a coin before painting the walls with his air-gun?
Hell that would have been cool, but then again, the impact of the movie would have been lost.
I never actually thought of what the ending should have been. But, I at least believe it should have had an actual ending. "An old man comes to realise that he has no place in the world where nothing is valued and nothing is guaranteed."
Sorry, but that is a message that did not need to be sent and keeps the movie from being the four star "masterpiece" folks like to pretend it is.
For the record, "Fargo" is the Coen Bros' masterpiece.