Edmund Connelly does not like today's movies and writes against them in The Occidental Observer. He specially hated Gran Torino, which I saw on DVD. Clint Eastwood is a 78 years old actor and director, one that is impossible not to admire, if only for his financial success (the film cost 30 million and collected 250 million) at his advanced age. He looks wonderful, blue-eyed, tall and slim, all-American, as this fat shortsighted Jew remembers and admires.
He plays Walt Kowalski, a retired Polish auto worker, who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy an old man, who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors, whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a Hmong teenager under pressure from a gang, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. The film has strong scenes showing the savage jungle his cute middle class Michigan neighborhood has developed into, including a scene where a black street corner gang is about to rape a girl while her White companion is looking on frightened. Old Clint saves her, of course. The faces of the Hmong gangsters are among the most horrible ever shown on screen, racist stereotypes of the most explicit kind. Clint Eastwood, the White Hero, sacrifices himself to save those foreign savages, all in the best American cowboy film tradition. Except for The Occidental Observer, that virtual used toilet paper, that hates him:
Tough guy Clintwood used to stand for the average white man, but lately he’s gone multicultural on us, especially with his latest, Gran Torino, in which he mentors a Hmong youth.Given the public success of Gran Torino, it is amazing how out of the American mainstream The Occidental is. The Occidental hates America. I am happy that the sentiment is mutual and America hates The Occidental.