My take on No Country For Old Men 10/10
Let me start by saying I loved this film.
Now, let me give my summary of ideas on a particular aspect brought up from hearing and reading a lot of people's response to this film, in particular to how Moss dies. People are talking about how they were upset with the way Moss died, or the lack of a scene. Leading up to his death, we witnessed him basically coming upon the heroin and money. Even from the beginning when he is surveying the bloodbath in the desert, we are gripped with suspense as he opens every car door. We aren't sure what is around the corner. This continues for the next hour and a half as he is essentially running away from Anton.
He doesn't know exactly who he is running away from, but he knows that somebody is after him and he knows they aren't going to just take the money and be on their way. Finally as he approaches the motel and the woman by the pool offers him a beer, it's almost a welcomed relief. He even outlined that drinking a beer leads to bad things. He finally lets down his guard for a second. What happens when he does this? He dies...
I think it happened perfectly in the film. If we saw it and witnessed the brutality (which we got plenty of throughout) it would have made less of an impact. The second he let his guard down, he sealed his fate. When he lets it down, we as the audience also let it down (at least me and my fiance did).
You have no frame of reference, Donny. You're like a child who walks into the middle of a movie...