I just saw Grindhouse...
03.31.07 by REELZ
And it sucked. And and I don't mean that it was one of those "good in a bad way" movies that Tarantino
claim to be going for. Nope, this movie is just plain lousy.
Rodriguez's Planet Terror
is a passable enough genre flick. It's entirely too long, but it's got some clever moments. Still, stacked against similar recent zombie flicks such as 28 Days Later
and Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead
, it pales in comparison.
Tarantino's Death Proof
is a terrible movie. Yes, it's true that there are a few brief cool car chase moments thrown in,
but those briefly pleasurable moments in the middle and the end (the last 15 minutes are great)are sandwiched between some of the most painstakingly boring footage you could ever imagine. It's basically girls sitting around talking about cars and relationships. Tarantino's trademark dialogue is wooden and ridiculous. Death Proof
is Tarantino's fantasy movie of the girls he wish existed. Well Quentin, they don't and no one actually talks like this. He actually re-uses dialogue from his other movies. Death Proof
is the worst thing he's ever done. And yes, I saw Four Rooms
And finally, Quentin, look, we've been saying it for more than a decade now.... STOP ACTING!!! Tarantino appears in BOTH of the Grindhouse
movies, as cheesy and distracting as ever.
Tom used the word "excruciating" to describe Grindhouse
when he saw it a week ago. I wanted him to be wrong, but he was dead on.
Check back for a more complete review of this highly anticipated and extremely disappointing flick.