Gran Torino not very good.
Just be prepared for it, it’s definitely not a lazy Sunday morning film.
Others that would be worth a watch (if you haven’t already):
Requiem for a Dream
World’s Greatest Dad (bit of a wild card)
City of God
Also I’d really recommend End of Watch to anyone who liked Gran Torino. They’re quite different, but when I think of solid, entertaining American films that avoid getting too Hollywood and have a good mixture of scenes, they’re both somewhere near the top of my list.
It is surely possible to provide a film that entertains as well as seriously tackles issues of the day? Gran Torino does not do this!
Zombieland, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs the World. All fantastic films. Don’t think they really tackle too many issues. Sometimes it’s nice for a film to do that, but sometimes it’s nice when it doesn’t bother.Posted 4 years agospacemonkeyMember
GT: decent enough but wouldn’t take time out to see it again
This is England: ‘kin brutal!
Well good, especially the bit where he kicked the black guy’s head in”…….
SPOILER: That’s the bit at the end IIRC? Revolting to watch but sadly all too illustrative of the film’s message.Posted 4 years agofervouredimageMember
True but I not sure that was it’s intention.
It was its intention, Eastwood regularly explained what he wanted the film to tackle, American racial tension being one of them. It failed on that front clearly but that aside like all Eastwood directed films it was horribly childish and naive. Clunky and contrived. Bloody rubbish basically.Posted 4 years agobravohotel8erMember
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The younger members of Clint’s neighbours were born in America but no mention was made of their American/Korean heritage. The film would have been more interesting with more ambiguity.
That would be bcause they weren’t Korean, they were Hmong.
But then I suppose they all look the same to you, etc etc 😉Posted 4 years ago
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