“Go and tell that long tongue liar, go and tell that midnight rider… tell em that God’s gonna cut em down.” So says Johnny Cash in his bad ass song playing in the new feature trailer for the Coen’s “True Grit” remake.
This second trailer is a vast improvement on the first teaser released — which I didn’t all that much care for, it were too damned feminine.
Westerns are all about reveling in heavy duty amounts of machismo and uncompromisingly bad ass music. They fail when they stray too far from those opportunities. I could do without the old man as hero to the young girl dynamic but I’m too high off of the magnificent salvo of Bridges-Brolin-Damon-Cash to worry over it now.
The song’s been used numerous times in advertising, but never to such great effect. Here’s the full Cash song, “God’s Gonna Cut You Down.”
“God’s Gonna Cut You Down” — Johnny Cash