If anybody was hoping that "J. Edgar" was going to be a return to form for Clint Eastwood, they were sorely mistaken. I should stick more firmly to my guns when a trailer comes out and it rubs me wrong. I'd rather dismiss a film early on that have to go through the extended period of disappointment. After going wrong with "Invictus", "Hereafter", and "Gran Torino", he isn't showing signs of positive change. The Eastwood of that past 12+ years is not the Eastwood we'd rather remember. The problem with "J. Edgar" looks to be the problem with most Eastwood films. It looks plain.