“No, we’re not making that movie (a 1969 film adaptation starring John Wayne and directed by H. Hathaway, one and only film for which John Wayne won an Oscar). We’re making the book”C. Portis’ novel (1968) is narrated in the first person by Mattie Ross (stars Hailee Steinfeld , just turned 14, it’s her major motion picture debut), churchgoing spinster renowned by a rare independence and strength of mind. She teams up with Cogburn to avenge the death of her father at the hands of Tom Chaney who is played by Josh Brolin. Well, it’s not a remake; it’s an adaptation of the novel. But, would that adaptation completely live up moviegoers expectations? Or it was anticipated to be a popular holiday release, especially after all the award nominations the film has received?