Thursday, 24 January 2008

Death Proof.

Before I continue, I must point out that this film is meant to be viewed as part of a double bill with Robert Rodriguez's "Planet Terror" known as "Grindhouse" Both films pay homage to cheap budget slasher/ horror flicks made back in the 60's and 70's. Two films would be shown back to back, and would be known as a "Grindhouse"

So Death Proof, Tarantino returns to the big screen is stylish fashion. The film is devoid of any real narrative, choosing rather to feed off of the films characters which are the main attraction here. The film divides in to two halves, with Kurt Russell's manic character pursuing a group of females in his car "Death Proof" Sounds fucking shit doesn't it? Well actually the film is on the whole enjoyable and has all of the usual Tarantino charm. The soundtrack as usual, is brilliant, as are the actors who play their roles delightfully. Sticking to usual "grindhouse" fashion, it is completely over the top, look out for the first death scene where 3 deaths are shown from a variety of different angles.

So on the whole a decent notch on the bed post for Tarantino. Although, I feel now with Tarantino that the wait for "the next Pulp Fiction" is going to be a long one.

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