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Get Off My Lawn!

11 Jan

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I went to see Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino today. From watching the previews, I had myself amped up & ready for some hard-nosed, Clint action. I was expecting a shoot ’em up…tough-as-shoe-leather, ex-mililtary Gramps saving the neighborhood vs. scum-of-the-earth gang bangers. Not so much. It was more about the actual relationships that develop between Clint & his Hmong neighbors, as a result of conflict with the gang bangers.

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I have loved Eastwood since the days of watching him as Rowdy Yates on Rawhide reruns. It is wild to see him now as old, but not too old to kick your butt. His waistline has raised a few inches as he ages, but he hasn’t lost his appeal.

This is a movie worth seeing. Be prepared for terrible language, not too much action, a few laughs & overflowing racial slurs. You do get Clint, just as tough as you expect. Now, get off my lawn.

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2 Comments

Posted by on January 11, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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2 responses to “Get Off My Lawn!

  1. coffee

    January 15, 2009 at 12:49 AM

    Clint Eastwood did a great job of using his outward crankiness to come across as mean as well as somehow heroic this newest film of his

     
  2. litabuff

    January 18, 2009 at 5:09 PM

    I agree…his growls are the best of his dialogue!

     

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