Skip to comments.Clint Eastwood Made a Huge Mistake With His Latest Movie
Posted on 02/08/2018 10:03:49 PM PST by nickcarraway
Clint Eastwood is at the top of his game for about 10 action-packed minutes in which he directs a recreation of the events of Aug. 21, 2015, when three young American men thwarted a terrorist attack on a European train.
Airman Spencer Stone, Spc. Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler play themselves taking down an attacker (Ray Corasani), whos armed with a knife, pistol, assault rifle and almost 300 rounds of ammunition. This unusual casting move boosts the actions emotional heft, and those scenes are a tense, taut piece of filmmaking.
But in the remaining 83 minutes of this movies brief running time, Eastwood is at the very bottom of his game, interspersing quick cuts to the train ride with a thuddingly boring back story of average, slightly hyperactive kids who maintained a lifelong friendship.
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Maybe the movie will still be popular anyway. I’m not hearing a lot of positive reviews. Clint made three movies in the last five years. Perhaps he should have slowed down the production. We will see. It remains a good story.
I’ve been surprised how successful Eastwood has been at directing. He’s entitled to a dud, if this film turns out to be one.
The bad reviews for this movie are primarily due to PC attitudes, which can’t abide Eastwood’s painstaking efforts to create an ultra-faithful representation of the people involved in this story, and the beliefs they hold and reflect...
I don’t usually agree with the critics to I will not call it a dud until I see for myself.
Im really looking forward to seeing this movie
I’ll be seeing it this weekend.
Were seeing it for three reasons, 1) proud of the heroes on the train, 2) Loved all Eastwoods movies-josey Wales is a favorite 3) Owe Eastwood eternally for his performance at convention where he spoke to that empty chair that was Obama.
interspersing quick cuts to the train ride with a thuddingly boring back story of average, slightly hyperactive kids who maintained a lifelong friendship.
And the critics just can’t wrap their minds around
average kids who are friends who rise to the occasion
and perform like heros. This is always what has made
America a thing to be proud of, and yet they hold it
in disdain. How sad for them. Sad.
“I dont usually agree with the critics to I will not call it a dud until I see for myself.”
Fair enough. I’ve yet to see a bad movie directed by Eastwood. Most have been excellent. One that really surprised me, and I didn’t even know he directed it until the final credits, was his biopic about Freddy Valley and The Four Seasons.
Sorry, Frankie Valley
I would like to support it, just because of Clint letting the guys play themselves; I appreciate him doing that bold move which flies in the face of the Hollywood jerks.
Haven’t checked local listings yet since I rarely go to a theater.
I feel we’ve reached a point of divergence with these people, these endless moaners and hivemind gnawing beasts.
Sorry, Frankie Valli
I have noticed in the trailer the attacker appears quite light-skinned; he was Moroccan I think and I saw a pic of his perp walk. Who made this nod to PC and not depict him in his real appearance?
"Dont believe the mixed or bad reviews coming in early for Clint Eastwoods 15:17 to Paris. I saw it tonight, and like A.O. Scott in the New York Times, I found it fascinating and much more complicated than a snarky dismissal."
I hate to judge a film (or agree with a critic) without seeing the thing for myself, but I have to admit that this review sounds plausible. If the movie is indeed 10 minutes of the train attack and 83 minutes of backstory of these guys just being good pals, then, yeah, I could see the film being something of a bore.
I’ve perused the thread and I think I’ll go with your
post. If we scanned enough of this person’s movie reviews
we would likely find two thumbs up for a flick featuring
a lesbian couple fighting for their inalienable right
to make a an evil Christian baker make them a wedding
cake. And the cake is delivered as the credits begin
I’ll bet this wiener of a movie critic didn’t care much for Eastwood’s production of The Empty Chair, either.
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