I think we were expecting Grindhouse to be a period film, meaning everything happened thirty or so years ago. But it's very obvious that, while set in rural locations with not much VISIBLE 2006 technology, they are indeed set at the beginning of this century. That's probably what's bothering us so much; the contrast between what a grind house cinema flick used to look like and what a grind house cinema flick would actually look like if it were made today.
As for the pics, I'll have to see the movie again to take a closer look. I just remember when he dropped them on the street, 2 of them were facing down, with only one facing up. For the life of me, I can't remember if that one picture was of a girl we saw in the movie.
"We could have changed the world...NOW...look at us...I've become a political liability...and you...you're a JOKE...I want you...to REMEMBER, Clark...in all the years to come...in your most private moments...I want you to remember MY HAND...AT YOUR THROAT...I want...you to remember...the one man who BEAT you...." - Batman to Superman in DKR
Before my Blockbuster Video store closed up, I was able to get both films in a buy 3 or 4 for so and so dollars.
Death Proof was the usual Tarantino nonsense (irrelevant dialogue that has nothing to do with the situation at hand followed by graphic violence). None the less, I think Death Proof if Tarantino's "best" film. I also consider this to be the "sequel" to Pulp Fiction since it follows the same "nonsense formula" (irrelevant dialogue, characters we dont learn anything about, graphic action/violence).
Then there's Planent Terror. I sat through the first 30 minutes of this movie and just turned it off. What I saw in those 30 minutes was complete garbage. I honestly cant think of any movie seeing for the first time that I got tired of and turned off before it was over. I usually just stomach it and watch, but this was horrendous. I'm not giving it another chance, so if somehow it get's "better" after the first 30 minutes, thats my "loss".
2 and half to 3 stars for Death Proof, 0 stars for Planet Terror.
There's no way Death Proof is QT best. I don't see how you consider it a sequel to Pulp FIction either. By your own criteria all his movies would be sequels or prequels to Pulp Fiction.
That's fair enough. I don't love his stuff, I like some of it though like Inglourious Basterds and Pulp Fiction but yea Death Proof was....like someone doing a bad impersonation of Tarantino. The dialogue really went no where where and the violence seem tacked on and took an eternity to get to. I think he was trying to be like those old movies but missed it by a wide margin because he couldn't not be himself so instead we got this mess.
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