Movie Review: Gran Torino

Posted by David D'Angelo | 5/28/2010 03:11:00 PM | , | 0 comments »

I am not a fan of Clint Eastwood but when I saw the trailer of Gran Torino, I told myself that I am going to watch tat movie. So I did watch Gran Torino and I was satisfied with the movie to the very end.

Gran Torino is a story about a man named Walt Kowalski who was just widowed. e lived a very serious and unhappy life, alienated from her children and also from the world outside. He even has no respect for religion and had not confessed for many years.

The life of Walt will change when a Hmong family moved in the house next door. he will soon develop a good relationship with this family and with one of the younger kids in the family, Thao.

Thao's first encounter with Walt was when he attempted to borrow something from the house and Walt slammed the door at him and then at another time Thao tried to steal his Ford Gran Torino. Walt was about to shoot him but he accidentally slip. Then one night he accidentally saved the family and Thao from the gang and he was regarded as a hero. From there on life became different for Walt.

I would not spoil the whole story here because I want everyone to watch this very inspirational and heartwarming story. It tells a tale of one man who was changed by something he never expected and for that happiness he received he will do everything, even giving his own life just to protect the people he love.

Here is my rating for CLint Eastwood's Gran Torino:
  • STORY: 10
  • DEPTH: 10
  • MUSIC:5

As a reference to the movie, the Hmong are an Asian ethnic group from the mountainous regions of Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. Hmong are also one of the sub-groups of the Miao ethnicity in southern China. These people have rich culture and belief system. They number around 200,000 in the United States and about 3 million in China.

The Ford Torino owned by Walt Kowalski is an intermediate car produced by the Ford Motor Company for the North American market between 1968 and 1976. It was initially an upscale version of the intermediate sized Ford Fairlane, which Ford produced between 1962 and 1970.

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