Quentin Tarantino

Pulp Fiction(1994)

The Great Movie Re-Watch

Pulp Fiction(1994)

Director:

Quentin Tarantino

Writers:

Quinten Tarantino

Starring:]

John Travolta

Samuel L. Jackson

Uma Thurman

Bruce Willis

Ving Rhames

Tim Roth

Amanda Plummer

Blurb:

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Thoughts:

I have to be in a certain mood to watch a Quinten Tarantino movie and that mood rarely strikes. He loves to see people say the words he’s written and they’re often too much for me. I like a lot of them, but again, I have to be in the right mood. I wasn’t in the mood for Pulp Fiction. I kept putting off watching this and it was only my husband wanting to watch it that got me to sit down. It’s a fine movie, but definitely not one of my favorites.

Vince is a dick and I’m glad he gets what’s coming to him. Jules’s storyline is the one I like the most. Mia and Vince’s whole story is downright boring until the end. I just don’t like Butch’s story, but I couldn’t tell you why.

I think what bothers me the most is there really isn’t a single likable person in the movie and I need that to enjoy a film. I am definitely not a film snob lol. I can appreciate that it’s a well-told story and Tarantino has a clearly identifiable way of directing. This movie was just not for me and that’s okay.

The Hateful Eight (2015)

The Hateful Eight

The Hateful Eight (2015)

Director:

Quentin Tarantino

Starring:

Samuel L. Jackson

Kurt Russell

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Plot:

In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

Review:

I was lucky enough to see this movie in 70mm during my holiday travels. We weren’t actually in a city that was playing it, but we were close enough to drive.

The visuals were great and it was kind of sad that this medium isn’t used much anymore. The score was excellent and I thought it was cool that Ennio Morricone, the dude that did The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, composed it.

Apart from those two things, though, I didn’t think this was as good as Inglorious Basterds or Django Unchained.

The movie had almost no action until the very end and a lot of dialogue. I know you’re saying, “But it’s a Quentin Tarantino film, what did you expect?” I expected better pacing, I guess. I don’t need lots of action in his movies, but I needed something other than gorgeous shots to break up all the dialogue. There were also little things that were kind of stupid about the plot, plot holes I guess. Maybe they’ll make more sense after a second viewing.

I thought the ending was a little bit lacking. I kind of hoped that they’d do a Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid thing, but oh well. It was fine, just kind of there.

I loved the roadshow experience and would do that in a heartbeat and I enjoyed the film more right after I got out of it, but the more I thought about it the less I liked it. Oh well, if you’re a fan of Tarantino see it, if not I would recommend some of his other works.

3/5