Saturday, July 11, 2009

Gran Torino

The wife and I watched Gran Torino tonight. I wasn't sure what to expect going in, but the movie was much different than even those minimal expectations.

Gran Torino stars Clint Eastwood (if you don't know who he is, stop reading) and right from the beginning you get to listen to his gravelly voice. Not exactly harmonic, and not always easy to understand, but his facial expressions of an old curmudgeon who is set in his ways got across some points.

The acting is not superb, but the story isn't just a story about gangs. It's more of a story about a man discovering how his years of building up ideas about people aren't always right. It is actually a pretty deep story and it's neat to see the change in his character through-out the movie.

I don't want to spoil the movie, I don't even want to really give a plot synopsis. Just go in with an open mind and this movie won't let you down for 2 hours. Great flick!

Friday, July 10, 2009