anyone seen "Gran Torino"?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by jimmy40, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

    16,203 Messages
    938 Likes Received
    Is it worth going to see? or maybe just a DVD rental?
  2. Rogah

    Rogah Benched

    6,473 Messages
    793 Likes Received
    I thought it was reasonably decent. It's 2 hours of Clint Eastwood being Clint Eastwood. If you like his movies then certainly go and see it. If you're not so much of an Eastwood fan, then wait for DVD or HBO.
  3. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

    5,945 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    It's pretty good but pretty predictable. One of his more "real" movies. Every single cast member outside of Eastwood is HORRIBLE though. I don't even think they were actors it was that bad. I'd definitely rent it though!.
  4. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

    45,816 Messages
    5,733 Likes Received
    Worth seeing, but WAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY overrated. The acting is terrible at many points.
  5. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

    37,433 Messages
    15,349 Likes Received
    Anyone else ready for Rise of the Lycans?

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

    33,966 Messages
    6,370 Likes Received
    If you like Clint. See it.

    Its a darker Clint. Offensive at times.

    DVD rental.
  7. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

    47,596 Messages
    20 Likes Received
    I used to see them all the time back in the 80's but not that much any more. My best friend had one. :D
  8. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

    16,203 Messages
    938 Likes Received
    my grandmother had one.:eek:
  9. EveryoneElse

    EveryoneElse Active Member

    3,877 Messages
    0 Likes Received

    Funny you say that, I haven't watched the movie yet, but I was told by my brother that the Hmong actors are from Fresno California, where I live, and none had any experience, aside from gang affiliation.

    I don't know this to be fact, just stating what I was told.
  10. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

    5,945 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    Believe it. They were student film bad.
  11. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

    8,541 Messages
    3 Likes Received
    I thought it was very good.

    Eastwood was great and the story was pretty good.

    Like everyone else said, the other actors are sub-par, but this is about Eastwood and his character anyway. He carries the film very, very well.
  12. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

    5,144 Messages
    5 Likes Received
    We just watched it and I thought it was great. He was so rude and inappropriate it had me laughing more than once.

    Maybe I just have lower standards, but I would not have regretted paying money to see it in the theater. (We d/l it and watched at home.)
  13. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

    24,887 Messages
    4,872 Likes Received

    you downloaded it and watched it at home? Was this throug a legal service?

    if so pleast let me know, I am always dying to go to the movies but with a 3 year old and a 7 month old and no family to babysit it is impossible for my wife and I to ever go!!!!
  14. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

    5,144 Messages
    5 Likes Received
    Not in the technical sense. :D
  15. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

    14,547 Messages
    1 Likes Received
    I saw it a few weeks ago.

    I thought it was pretty good.

    There were alot of very funny lines.

    Clint Eastwood is the best director in Hollywood at the moment.
  16. yesfan

    yesfan Well-Known Member

    1,514 Messages
    205 Likes Received
    It was a decent flick.It actually was
    pretty funny.If you like Clint go see it.
  17. Kilyin

    Kilyin Well-Known Member

    8,041 Messages
    244 Likes Received
    Yeah, great movie. We just happened to get ahold of a DVD Screener that fell off the truck.

    Off topic: The new Will Smith drama 7 Pounds is great too... bit of a tearjerker though.
  18. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

    4,251 Messages
    183 Likes Received
    No it was not a legal service. It was most likely a torrent site. Think of a torrent site like a Napster for movies. All free, but not exactly legal.

    I watched Gran Torino 2 weeks before it was even in the theaters by doing the same thing.

    I thought it was very good and would recommend it to anyone.

Share This Page