Monday, 2 March 2009

Gran Torino

A pure classic! Nothing more needs be said... I haven't rated a movie with 5 stars since Hellboy 2, and that says a lot for this movie!


Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy an old man, who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors, a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood.
Written by alfiehitchie

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Ahney Her, Christopher Carley and Bee Vang Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Storyline: 5 Stars

Excellent, just excellent! Eastwood realises that a god movie doesn't have to have a complicated plot, as most directors seem to think... Eastwood makes a movie that's both superb and easy viewing at the same time... quite a pleasure to watch!

Acting: 4 Stars

Clint's great and an extremely funny actor, all the rest of the cast fit in just nicely!

Music: 3 Stars

Music is relatively good, but isn't the driving force in this masterpiece...

Emotions: 5 Stars

Quite light and fun to start off with, but soon Eastwood gently stirs up your inward emotions, throwing them in all different directions!

Humour: 5 Stars

Like Del Toro in Hellboy 2, Eastwood uses the power of laughter as a tool in helping the audience to connect with the characters... and how skillfully does he wield this power!


A masterpiece like none have ever seen before, need I say more? Watch it!

1 comment:

Sam Fox said...

I've just seen Gran Torino, agree it is a classic. But don't you dare try comparing it to Hellboy 2. Leagues, seas, oceans better than that piece of crap!

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