Sunday, January 11, 2009
Clint Eastwood is a true film icon. His acting is usually superb, his directing inspired and he even composes some of the music for his films. In Gran Torino, he plays that cranky man on the block who takes on the punks who harass the weak. It was a decent story, but I really don't get how Clint Eastwood growling a string of racial slurs for 2 hours, translates as a great performance. I did like the ending of the movie. It made sense, was satisfying and Eastwood singing the closing song was a nice touch. By the way, the actual Gran Torino is hot, gorgeous automobile.