So ... I finally watch this movie ... Gran Torino. ... I watched the move and I didn't like it. I get the theme and I've read the reviews just to make sure I did not miss anything. I didn't ... I thought the movie sucked. I'm guessing that depending on your version of how and when America changed directly affects how you view this movie? The guy was an old racist who sucked as a father and a neighbor ... this role has been cast before I believe. Was the movie supposed to br ground breaking? I liked Eastwood better when he was asking how many bullets were left in the gun. "Dirty Harry" I thought the acting sucked, the stereotypes were horrible and the slang was contrived. So did anyone here like the movie? Was that ending supposed to be sad? Like because gang members went to jail the neighborhood would change? The old fool got killed for exactly what reason? That gang in real life gets replaced is all. Anyways ... just making the post because someone else may find the topic interesting ... perhaps someone here can explain why a movie that sucked is actually great film making. Loved when he crashed that amored bus ... now that was a great movie. "The Gauntlet" I'm bored and the PoFo forum is rather stagnant with media driven hot topics.