Originally Posted by CP1708
You like it? Thanks man.
I dunno, I just loved what that film did, even if it was his "worst" effort. I mean, take that film away, and his worst movie is, what, Jackie Brown? I mean, ****
directors would LOVE to have their worst film be Jackie or Death Proof.
I thought he made one helluva unique film, as usual, in ways that many people didn't even grasp. They expect a certain style from him, he didn't use that style, and people crushed the movie because of it.
I say "crushed" loosely, because it's rating are still better than 75% of the movies that are out there.
To me, it suffered from what the slew of Comic book movies are currently doing. It tried too hard to be chalk full of trademarks that it forgot to put together a decent story with good acting. Comic book movies make sure they please the fans with the origin stories, the cameos, the end credit reveals, easter eggs etc. etc. Just because you have all of that, doesn't mean Fantastic 4 is gonna be a fantastic movie.
With Death proof yeah you have all the Tarantino-isms of the feet shots, the big word dialogue, the 360 camera dialogue shot, the reoccurring props and obscure art.....all the trademarks are there but it still doesn't make it a well put together movie man. It seemed like a parody of a Tarantino movie. Entertaining? yes. But so was the movie Zombie strippers.