It's hard to think of what to call a movie like this. Is it a comedy, a drama, a thriller? Whatever weird genre combination you decide to describe it as, "Fargo" is one of the best movies ever spawned from the minds of Joel and Ethan Coen. It was, for many years, the pinnicle of their work until "No Country for Old Men" recently wowed us.
Gran Torino is a simple, non-complicated tale of a racist Korean War veteran named Walt Kowaltski whose neighborhood has been figuratively stolen out from underneath him. All he has left is esstianly his dog, his home, and his prized possesion; a 1972 Ford Gran Torino. When one of the local gangbangers talks his reluctant cousin into stealing the car, Walt doesn't take to kindly to it and threatens to kill the gang before they leave. He is then recognized as a hero amoung the now poor Asian filled community, much to his dismay. A good film.