History YMMV / NoCountryForOldMen

31st Jan '18 9:52:17 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* CreepyAwesome: It's not for no reason that Anton Chigurh is largely considered to be the creepiest movie villain since [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter.]] Between Barden's nightmarish acting, his unique [[ImprobableWeaponUser choice in weapons and murder strategies]], the [[NarmCharm bad haircut]], and the fact that he spends pretty much the whole movie [[EvilIsCool running circles around the protagonists]], this is not the kind of bad guy you're going to forget any time soon.



* UncannyValley: Anton Chigurh, good lord. There's nothing outwardly odd about his looks, but between Javier Bardem's chilling performance, the freaky [[BlueAndOrangeMorality moral code]] he goes by, the [[FashionVictimVillain bizarre haircut]], and [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent undefinable accent]], he comes across less like an assassin and more like an alien imitating a human being.

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* UncannyValley: Anton Chigurh, good lord. There's nothing outwardly odd about his looks, but between Javier Bardem's chilling performance, the freaky [[BlueAndOrangeMorality moral code]] he goes by, the [[FashionVictimVillain bizarre haircut]], and [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent undefinable accent]], he comes across less like an assassin and more like an alien imitating a human being. Which is a big part of what makes him so [[TropesAreTools unspeakably terrifying.]]
31st Jan '18 9:46:14 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* UncannyValley: Anton Chigurh, good lord. There's nothing outwardly odd about his looks, but between Javier Bardem's chilling performance, the freaky [[BlueAndOrangeMorality moral code]] he goes by, the [[FashionVictimVillain bizarre haircut]], and [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent undefinable accent]], he comes across less like an assassin and more like an alien imitating a human being.
6th Dec '17 6:33:51 PM smasll_lordvoice
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** Gene Jones as the befuddled old gas station attendant who Chigurh comes ''[[NothingIsScarier this]]'' close to killing over a coin toss.
23rd Oct '17 7:30:33 PM Isaac_Heller
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** Mostly of Anton Chigurh. Those characters who know about him act like he's an unstoppable badass, but think about it. Sure, he kills plenty of people, but always by taking them by surprise/attacking them while they're unarmed/using an exotic weapon that most people wouldn't recognize/all three at once. When he finally confronts someone who is ready and able to put up a fight, he is wounded and loses his quarry. When he is faced with the prospect of a fight with Sheriff Bell, he runs away. Finally, at the end of the movie [[spoiler:he murders Moss' innocent, unarmed wife, and then just barely escapes the police with the help of two children.]] The guy isn't a badass; he's just a cowardly psycho with delusions of magnificence.

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** Mostly of Anton Chigurh. Those characters who know about him act like he's an unstoppable badass, but think about it. Sure, he kills plenty of people, but always by taking them by surprise/attacking them while they're unarmed/using an exotic weapon that most people wouldn't recognize/all three at once. When he finally confronts someone who is ready and able to put up a fight, he is wounded and loses his quarry. When he is faced with the prospect of a fight with Sheriff Bell, he runs away. Finally, at the end of the movie [[spoiler:he murders Moss' innocent, unarmed wife, and then just barely escapes the police with the help of two children.children, who he bribes to keep quiet about it in part because it would be humiliating and damaging to his reputation if it got out.]] The guy isn't a badass; he's just a cowardly psycho with delusions of magnificence.



* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Delivered to the sheriff near the end of the film: you can't stop bad things.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Delivered to the sheriff near the end of the film: you can't stop bad things. Or more specifically, you can't when you've gotten too old and the world has changed from when you were younger and ''could'' stop them.



* TearJerker: Carla Jean's [[spoiler:death. She'd lost her husband and mother and had just returned from the latter's funeral when she finds Chigurh in her room. Even Chigurh sounds rather sad knowing that [[BlueAndOrangeMorality by his code]] he "has" to kill her, although he clearly could really care less about her life.]]

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* TearJerker: Carla Jean's [[spoiler:death. She'd lost her husband and mother and had just returned from the latter's funeral when she finds Chigurh in her room. Even Chigurh sounds rather sad knowing that [[BlueAndOrangeMorality by his code]] he "has" to kill her, although he clearly could really care less about her life.life and is merely self-pitying about having to do the deed.]]
27th Sep '17 11:31:46 PM Haven
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* MemeticMutation: The [[http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2183/3659557199_cf6cf70932_z.jpg?zz=1 Implied Facepalm]]. When something is so fucking retarded a full and proper {{facepalm}} is not even necessary.

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* MemeticMutation: The [[http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2183/3659557199_cf6cf70932_z.jpg?zz=1 Implied Facepalm]]. When something is so fucking retarded a full and proper {{facepalm}} is it's not even necessary.worth {{facepalm}}ing at.
18th Jun '17 11:23:27 AM Stellarvore
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* TearJerker: Carla's [[spoiler:death. She'd lost her husband and mother and had just returned from the latter's funeral when she finds Chigurh in her room. Even Chigurh sounds rather sad knowing that [[BlueAndOrangeMorality by his code]] he "has" to kill her, although he clearly could really care less about her life.]]

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* TearJerker: Carla's Carla Jean's [[spoiler:death. She'd lost her husband and mother and had just returned from the latter's funeral when she finds Chigurh in her room. Even Chigurh sounds rather sad knowing that [[BlueAndOrangeMorality by his code]] he "has" to kill her, although he clearly could really care less about her life.]]
17th Jun '17 4:50:56 PM Stellarvore
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* TearJerker: Carla's [[spoiler:death. She'd lost her husband and mother and had just returned from the latter's funeral when she finds Chigurh in her room. Even Chigurh sounds rather sad knowing that [[BlueAndOrangeMorality by his code]] he "has" to kill her, although he clearly could really care less about her life.]]
21st May '17 2:22:15 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* NeutralEvil: Anton Chigurh, although he is quite an enigma. He appears to follow some vague form of rules, but these rules allow for the arbitrary murder of anyone unfortunate enough to cross paths with him. Even though he was only hired to retrieve a satchel of money, he ends up killing plenty more, notably [[spoiler:a deputy, benign civilians, his two mooks, his old partner, his boss, and the widow of his late-nemesis.]] In addition, he offers a coin toss to anyone he feels should have one last chance at living. The last victim calls him on the BS of the coin flip and giving people a "chance"; since he's the one ''choosing'' to put their life on the line in the first place it's not random, it's not chance, it's not the victim getting a chance, it's just ''him'' being a killer.
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* NeutralEvil: Anton Chigurh, although he is quite an enigma. He appears to follow some vague form of rules, but these rules allow for the arbitrary murder of anyone unfortunate enough to cross paths with him. Even though he was only hired to retrieve a satchel of money, he ends up killing plenty more, notably [[spoiler:a deputy, benign civilians, his two mooks, his old partner, his boss, and the widow of his late-nemesis.]] In addition, he offers a coin toss to anyone he feels should have one last chance at living. The last victim calls him on the BS of the coin flip and giving people a "chance"; since he's the one ''choosing'' to put their life on the line in the first place it's not random, it's not chance, it's not the victim getting a chance, it's just ''him'' being a killer.
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21st May '17 11:30:57 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* NeutralEvil: Anton Chigurh, although he is quite an enigma. He appears to follow some vague form of rules, but these rules allow for the arbitrary murder of anyone unfortunate enough to cross paths with him. Even though he was only hired to retrieve a satchel of money, he ends up killing plenty more, notably [[spoiler:a deputy, benign civilians, his two mooks, his old partner, his boss, and the widow of his late-nemesis.]] In addition, he offers a coin toss to anyone he feels should have one last chance at living. The last victim calls him on the BS of the coin flip and giving people a "chance"; since he's the one ''choosing'' to put their life on the line in the first place it's not random, it's not chance, it's not the victim getting a chance, it's just ''him'' being a killer.
1st Feb '17 5:55:08 PM Psyclone
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* FashionVictimVillain: Regarding the haircut, in the actor's words, "I'm not going to be laid for three months." Unlike most examples of the trope, it actually makes Anton ''scarier'' instead of laughable.

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* FashionVictimVillain: Regarding the haircut, in the actor's words, "I'm not going to be get laid for three months." Unlike most examples of the trope, it actually makes Anton ''scarier'' instead of laughable.
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