‘Gran Torino’ trailer drops at Apple

Posted by · 10:57 am · October 24th, 2008

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Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino

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  • 1 10-24-2008 at 11:26 am

    Mr. F said...


    My anticipation just went through the roof.

  • 2 10-24-2008 at 11:27 am

    John said...

    Oh God, I am so not looking forward to this. Am I the only one who finds Eastwood’s recent films to be heavy-handed and preachy?

  • 3 10-24-2008 at 11:30 am

    Walter Klemmer said...

    Looks very cliche. I’ll pass.

  • 4 10-24-2008 at 11:42 am

    JAB said...

    hmm…He’ll get nominated for Best Director and Best Actor no matter how it turns out. But it just looks like “Old intolerant man learns the error of his ways and save the neighborhood” and did anybody else notice a similarity between his voice and Christian Bale’s voice when he’s Batman?

  • 5 10-24-2008 at 11:55 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    If only you guys knew how this thing turns out…cliche isn’t the term I’d use.

  • 6 10-24-2008 at 12:05 pm

    Brian Kinsley said...

    In the words of McLovin… I got a boner.

  • 7 10-24-2008 at 12:05 pm

    Casey said...

    thats kinda just wat his voice sounds like now…

    i gotta be honest, nothing excites me more than to see old dirty harry teaching some manners to a bunch of young hooligans

  • 8 10-24-2008 at 1:15 pm

    Rob Scheer said...

    “If only you guys knew how this thing turns out…cliche isn’t the term I’d use.”

    So it doesn’t end with (a) Clint learning the error of his ways just in time to die and/or get killed, or (b) Clint marrying the Asian matriarch?

  • 9 10-24-2008 at 1:18 pm

    Seany P said...

    I love him as the old guy that’s kind of a smart ass too. He pulled it off well in Million Dollar Baby and he will do well in this too.

    It’s funny how cliched is a dirty word now. Why does everything have to be so complex and wordy? Can’t we just enjoy a movie instead of analyze it.

    I know I’m barking up the wrong tree by leaving the post on this site and I should call myself a hypocrite becuase I always call movies cliched but it just dawned on me. I’m gonna enjoy this movie and I’ll be entertained, which was the purpose of movies when they were created. I mean it’s a directed by Clint Eastwood so even if the plot is simple. I think I will be pleased regardless.

  • 10 10-24-2008 at 1:22 pm

    Matthew said...

    Reminded me of a well shot version of some random B-movie. I’ve never been a fan of Eastwood’s films though. I’ve always found his stuff to be far too melodramatic and overwrought. Also, did anyone notice all the friggin’ one-liners in this trailer.

  • 11 10-24-2008 at 1:40 pm

    Chad said...


  • 12 10-24-2008 at 1:51 pm

    Chris said...

    Well, I honestly didn’t see anything particularly interesting or groundbreaking in this trailer.

  • 13 10-24-2008 at 2:32 pm

    Jack said...

    I love Clint Eastwood, but I can honestly say I really wasn’t very excited by the tralier. I’ll admit, I can easily see myself being 100% wrong, but it just seemed…not cliche, but really cheesy, and, from the dialogue I heard, pretty badly written (“I confess to have no desire to confess”…?).

    I dunno. I could easily be wrong. And Clint will still be great.

  • 14 10-24-2008 at 4:51 pm

    Billyboy said...

    I really liked the poster, except for that laughable face he’s making.

    Now the trailer… hilarious. He is on “angry face” mode PLUS that Batman voice… come on. I really can’t see why now suddenly Clint is the man to beat next year. Penn, Pitt,Del Toro, DiCaprio, Seymour Hoffman (on Synecdoche,NY) and Langella look far more interesting judging from their respective trailers.

    But I’ll guess we’ll have to wait for their movies to judge properly.

  • 15 10-25-2008 at 12:21 am

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    Amazing. This is why I love Clint.

  • 16 10-25-2008 at 12:20 pm

    Joel said...

    Looks terrific.

  • 17 10-25-2008 at 2:14 pm

    Mantas said...

    Anybody care to explain what exactly looks amazing in this trailer? To me it just looks like a very Razzy worthy script and a campy as hell performance by Clint.

    In other words this looks horrible.

  • 18 10-25-2008 at 3:23 pm

    Henrique said...

    Well, as it happens to almost all of Eastwood’s films, this one looks dull on paper and on the trailer.

    BUT I must say that, as it almost always happens, it will probably be a great film. I mean, Eastwood’s art of filmmaking is based, since “Play Misty for Me”, on subtlety.

    He does not make pop culture, neither does he make big event films. Again, his films are based on subtlety, on silence, on little gestures and looks – you cannot put any of these elements in a two-minute piece. Nor can you show this on a poster.

    We can only know if a film is great or not when we actually SEE it. And I must say that Eastwood, even when he is not great, “only” good, always surprises me with things I almost never see today when I go to the movies. I acknowledge that there are great filmmakers alive – Scorsese, Chabrol, Resnais, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Manoel de Oliveira, among others. But none of them gives me the feeling that I’m watching pure and simple cinema – well, maybe Oliveira does, but his films are not as perfect as Eastwood’s.

    Unforgiven, A Perfect World, Madison County, Million dollar baby, Letters from Iwo Jima, etc. are great pieces of art.

    I think this director is true artist, probably greater than Scorsese and other filmmakers that seduce more than he does. Eastwood will be better understood in some decades. It’s always like this with the greatest ones.

  • 19 10-26-2008 at 9:53 am

    Blake said...

    I don’t understand at all why Clint Eastwood is even being considered as a contender. The trailer is unintentionally funny. When he finds out his kids are trying to put him in a nursing home (check out that subtlety!)…

    For someone who thinks Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River and Letters from Iwo Jima are great films, I can’t see anything in this film worthy of an Oscar.

  • 20 10-26-2008 at 10:23 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Yeah, I’ve got to say that growl of his after his kids suggest a retirement home made me laugh — though hopefully that’s just OTT trailer-cutting.

    Overall, the trailer leaves me a bit cold — I really hope it’s less of a vanity project than it appears to be here (to me, at least). I can’t wondering whether, if he made another “Blood Work” at this charmed point in his career, it would still get buzz.