So ….last night “House Cinc” (the Ms) and I went and saw Gran Torino the movie. Although we went to the 7:230 showing, on Sat night made for a fantastic freak show of the paint chip licking teenagers I got to see while standing in line. Do they own mirrors? For all that is holy, do their parents let them go out like that because they hate them? I saw proof of why some parents eat their young…..
Anyway, the movie is about 2rhs long. The theater was full (pretty sure I was one of the youngest guys there) as I had chit chat with two retired Army dogs in the concessions line. Good talk!
Gran Torino is directed by Clint Eastwood as well and portrays a Korean vet that has lost his spouse ans is now living by himself in an overpopulated and growing neighborhood. He adopts the neighborhood kid by default as a friend (not by law). Basically teaches this kid to be a man and not a damn cry baby who has to have the “im a winner” complex crammed down his neck. While facing some demons of his own, Eastwood makes it perfectly clear what it means to stand for something and not fall by intimidation and demonstrates the meanining of life and death.
After the movie there were a few moist eyes in the crowed and followed by applause by those watching as the credits rolled. (not sure this is normal where you are and it’s the first for me to have people applaud in the theater) but hell, it was a good flick and perhaps will help my Ms understand why I mumble and scowl at some kids these days. Go see it, it’s a good movie…..wish I could have smoked a stoag during it….seemed fitting.
See the movie trailer here: http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/grantorino/large.html