Gran Torino

#1
Anyone else seen this? Not the ending I was expecting, but not a bad film.
 
#2
seen it last year and thought it was very good
 
#4
KevinB said:
Proves the adage, "Old actors never die, but they should." Or at the very least, stop starring in films.

Kevin before you wish the passing away of Clint please reflect on the sheer beauty of Flags of our Fathers/ Letter from Iwo Jima.

For all his films over the years, his acting and directing are good entertainment. I have this film on disc and will be watching it this weekend. No spoilers please
 
#5
tiger stacker said:
KevinB said:
Proves the adage, "Old actors never die, but they should." Or at the very least, stop starring in films.

Kevin before you wish the passing away of Clint please reflect on the sheer beauty of Flags of our Fathers/ Letter from Iwo Jima.

For all his films over the years, his acting and directing are good entertainment. I have this film on disc and will be watching it this weekend. No spoilers please
I don't wish death to the old man, just wish he would, along with Harrison Ford and Al Pacino, stop starring in (not directing) films.
 
#6
At least when he does fade away and we have a Clint Eastwood season, there will be some good films on TV for a while
 
#9
KevinB said:
tiger stacker said:
KevinB said:
Proves the adage, "Old actors never die, but they should." Or at the very least, stop starring in films.

Kevin before you wish the passing away of Clint please reflect on the sheer beauty of Flags of our Fathers/ Letter from Iwo Jima.

For all his films over the years, his acting and directing are good entertainment. I have this film on disc and will be watching it this weekend. No spoilers please
I don't wish death to the old man, just wish he would, along with Harrison Ford and Al Pacino, stop starring in (not directing) films.
I hope Clint never joins ARRSE; he would cry himself to sleep after finding out you were not a fan... :roll:
 
#10
Werewolf said:
I hope Clint never joins ARRSE; he would cry himself to sleep after finding out you were not a fan... :roll:
Yes, he would need a box of Kleenex, no doubt. :roll:
But much of his work, such as "Fistful of Dollars", "High Plains Drifter", "Pale Rider", and "Unforgiven", is excellent.
 
#11
Hahahahah! Whole street-gangs full of Mongs! Whoda thunkit? Or were they Hmongs? Doesnt matter, great flick. Mrs FV mk3 thought it a Dickensian glimpse into my future.
 

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#12
tiger stacker said:
KevinB said:
Proves the adage, "Old actors never die, but they should." Or at the very least, stop starring in films.

Kevin before you wish the passing away of Clint please reflect on the sheer beauty of Flags of our Fathers/ Letter from Iwo Jima.

For all his films over the years, his acting and directing are good entertainment. I have this film on disc and will be watching it this weekend. No spoilers please
oh no, no not at all. sheer beauty would be shades of grey right? too much flashing back and too much and too too long..

like million dollar baby however.
 

old_fat_and_hairy

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#13
Saw it at weekend, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Someone drew a parallel with 'Good night Mr Tom', but I would argue that it is much more remeniscent of 'The Shootist', John Wayne's last film.
At his age, 78, Clint Eastwood may be considered by some, like the Kevin Barry's of this world, to be too old to act. Who would he suggest? Colin Farrel in Make -up? Steven Rhea with a wrinkle mask? The story is about an old man, one who fought in Korea ( For the info of The IRA lovers, that was in the 1050's, ) and that would make an 18 year old now around 76, hence being played by a 78 year old actor.
 
#14
old_fat_and_hairy said:
( that was in the 1050's, )
He'd be prime to fight at the battle of Hastings a few years later.

Clint was pants in Heartbreak Ridge and should have been his last, but there was a degree of clint coolness when he played the Presidents bodyguard.

None of you would dare call Inspector Harold Callaghan of the San Fransisco PD to his face. Not unless you'd want a large calibred and cumbersome revolver placed neatly in your bottom.
 

old_fat_and_hairy

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#15
Mighty_doh_nut said:
old_fat_and_hairy said:
( that was in the 1050's, )
He'd be prime to fight at the battle of Hastings a few years later.

Clint was pants in Heartbreak Ridge and should have been his last, but there was a degree of clint coolness when he played the Presidents bodyguard.

None of you would dare call Inspector Harold Callaghan of the San Fransisco PD to his face. Not unless you'd want a large calibred and cumbersome revolver placed neatly in your bottom.
Did I say 1050? Well, that was the time, ten to eleven, and I should have included the date as 1950's.
Fat fingers are the problem.
 
#18
The banter was good. Proved the population of uxbridge was racist. Everyone was pissing themselves. Clint Eastwood is the don. Personally I would have taken the m14 and fking murdered those cnuts. I was hoping he was going to Arnie his way and hose the place down. All he had to do was stick his airborne helmet on and gears, and he would have been bulletproof. Hes so hard he pulls the bullets out his chest and eats them.

But his films have good endings. Million Dollar Baby is quality as well.
 
#19
carlbcfc said:
Was it just me who thought the acting was slighly weak in this?
Mr. Eastwood was the only actor in the move who had been in anything previous to this. Everyone else was off the street.
 
#20
jk22 said:
The banter was good. Proved the population of uxbridge was racist. Everyone was pissing themselves. Clint Eastwood is the don. Personally I would have taken the m14 and fking murdered those cnuts. I was hoping he was going to Arnie his way and hose the place down. All he had to do was stick his airborne helmet on and gears, and he would have been bulletproof. Hes so hard he pulls the bullets out his chest and eats them.

But his films have good endings. Million Dollar Baby is quality as well.
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