Saturday, January 10, 2009

Jason watches Gran Torino

And the old man can still fucking bring it! So Clint Eastwood made his fortune playing tough guys, then grew into an excellent, excellent filmmaker. Now we get to watch Clint step back into a tough guy role and direct himself in it. It's like slipping into a comfortable old pair of shoes, and then slowly learning all the great features you never knew or had forgotten about those shoes. Yeah, it's good, and it's smart, and it's surprising.

1 comment:

baceman007 said...

Simply excellent. This movie shows us a non-cowboy side of Clint Eastwood while introducing a cast of characters that are interesting all the way around. The movie deals with important, real life problems, and has a surprising ending that rewards multiple viewings.