Yes, Ms. VG, really. Look, all movies are emotionally manipulative, that's what we pay for, but jeez, have a little subtlety about it, you know?
Eastwood formula: over-the-top cartoonish bad guys (clearly designed to be easy to hate) picking on poor hapless but lovable victims, then gritty (or grumpy) guy with a heart of gold comes to the rescue. Really? Oy vey!
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