20 August 2010
Gran Torino (2008)
Boy, does my ass hurt from all of the guys at my construction job.
So basically: Walt Kowalski's wife just died and he is now alone and bitter in an empty house. He doesn't like or talk to his kids and he hates all of his neighbours. When one of his neighbours, Thao, gets beaten up by his cousin, Walt comes to the rescue. The rest of the neighbours, all Hmong people, try and thank him for saving Thao's life by giving his gifts. Thao's sister, Sue, warms up to Walt and they become friends.
I've cooled down a little after watching this movie, but let me see if I can get my anger and annoyance across. This is why I think Clint Eastwood is stupid. The only reason people like this crappy movie is because his name is attached to it. I heard he rushed the production to get it finished in time for the Oscars and it really shows. The story is simple and predictable, the actors are terrible (some people blame the terrible direction, but that can only go so far. The Asian actors were new, they're of course not going to be that great, and they shouldn't have started out with this film), and it's so BLAND!!! omg! I can't believe people like this. It's not original, it's not shot brilliantly, it's not sad or heart-warming or inspiring at all!
This movie is a waste of time. End of story.
Ziggi seal of disapproval!