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Old 06-19-2009, 01:06 AM   #16
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Default Re: So i just saw Gran Torino....

it was really good.
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:50 AM   #17
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Default Re: So i just saw Gran Torino....

Awesome movie. I love Clint Eastwood and this one did not disappoint. I saw it at the show and bought it on DVD last saturday.
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:53 AM   #18
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Default Re: So i just saw Gran Torino....

Obviously, those Asian kids weren't good actors. Clint wanted to use real people so he casted regular folks and not necessarily actors. That movie was their first for those Korean kids.
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:31 AM   #19
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Default Re: So i just saw Gran Torino....

yep great movie. Very well done. I didn't mind the Asian kids' acting too much. The film as a whole made up for any little flaws it had.
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Old 06-19-2009, 04:22 AM   #20
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Default Re: So i just saw Gran Torino....

If I remember correctly I didn't like it all that much. It's a pretty uneventful movie..Eastwood is pretty funny though
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Old 06-19-2009, 04:48 AM   #21
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Default Re: So i just saw Gran Torino....

man, i didn't hate it but 10/10 is nutso. the bad acting has been well documented. there were some corny setups, clint rolls up on group of guys harassing the couple was karate kid-esque. f*cking banana peels in the clown's path. "He's a bigot but he's got a big heart and he's learning..." after school special themed poopla. you know, whatever, i like popcorn sh*t too but 10/10?
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:51 AM   #22
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Default Re: So i just saw Gran Torino....

As someone that lives in Detroit, let me just say the ending was total bull****, no way would the police have showed up and arrested the entire gang so conveniently.

Get real. This movie has gotten so overrated its ridiculous. Its decent and will probably make quite a few people cry that didn't want or expect to, but its simply not a believable story.
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:05 PM   #23
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Default Re: So i just saw Gran Torino....

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Agreed. Not to be racist, but all of the oriental actors in this film were horrible. And the dialogue was awful. 7/10 for me, and that's coming from a huge Clint fan.
Basically what I thought of it. A fairly mediocre Clint movie, meaning it was still better than 98% of everything else released that year.
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:39 PM   #24
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Watch it last week, though it was alright. The acting outside of Clint were awful.

I'd give it a 7.5/10.

"Get off my lawn" ---- loved that part
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:47 PM   #25
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Default Re: So i just saw Gran Torino....

I liked it, but it wasn't a 10.

The acting outside of Clint sucked, I believe it's because Clint wanted people who weren't actors to make it more realistic/save a little $.

Very cheesy at times, like rolling up on thugs left and right with his old ass. The whole grumpy, racist old man suddenly making a magical transformation almost overnight is so corny. And the dialogue at times was like listening to nails on a chalkboard.

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Old 06-19-2009, 03:54 PM   #26
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don't see how it was horrible acting... calm down SNOBS
Clint was awesome, and Toad and his sister were pretty decent. But those asian gangstas were ****ing horrible.

And the scene where Toad gets locked in the basement is pretty bad.
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Default Re: So i just saw Gran Torino....

It was basically Unforgiven, only a little less good in every aspect, except the aspects of acting and screenwriting, which were drastically less good.

It was, however, an hilarious gift to Clint fans. The racial invectives he hurles throughout were enough to put it somewhere on my top 30 list.

It had some hints of greatness, like the end when he locks the kid in the basement and the screen he uses to lock him in there looks like the screen in a confessional. But overall? Come on, the movie was great if Snakes on a Plane was a fine film. GT was Snakes on a Plane plus Unforgiven, with the same aspirations and failures as Crash.
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As someone that lives in Detroit, let me just say the ending was total bull****, no way would the police have showed up and arrested the entire gang so conveniently.

Get real. This movie has gotten so overrated its ridiculous. Its decent and will probably make quite a few people cry that didn't want or expect to, but its simply not a believable story.
good thing this movie wasnt set in detroit
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Old 06-19-2009, 06:33 PM   #29
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Default Re: So i just saw Gran Torino....

yeah it was good, indulgent clint eastwood fare, i enjoyed it greatly. i would however like to know exactly how he managed to find two actors that bad. he must have scowered the entire globe. they may have been first timers but still we are talking about 1 and 2 on the list of all time worst performances. those 2 actually made paris hilton look competent.
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Old 06-19-2009, 06:46 PM   #30
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Default Re: So i just saw Gran Torino....

great flick. it's about as realistic as D.harry or one of his cowboy movies. 8/10

c.eastwood is talented, man. d.hoffman once said that eastwood used to make directors quit a couple weeks into shooting. then he'd take over and direct the rest of the movie. dude is a prick.

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the ending was total bull****, no way would the police have showed up and arrested the entire gang so conveniently.

Get real.

maybe. but they opened up on him at the same time. w/a whole bunch of witnesses.
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