Clint Eastwood directs himself in his next movie on deck after Changeling, and he has hinted that it will likely be his last performance. The first thing I noticed was how grizzly his voice stays through the entire preview. And my first reaction was that it is dangerously close to him parodying himself. Then there's a whole lot of racial tension and a startling image of this cranky man pointing a large gun at teenagers (dangerous teenagers, but still).
But let me rewind. According to IMDB, the plot of Gran Torino is as follows: "Disgruntled Korean War vet Walt Kowalski (Eastwood) sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possesion: his 1972 Gran Torino."
Gran Torino opens Jan. 16. To watch the preview for yourself,