Death Proof is definetely a Tarantino movie that depending upon your taste you will either love it or hate it. I am one of the people that enjoyed this movie and thought it was one of Tarantino's better movies.
Even though this movie had a couple of decent action scenes this was far from wall to wall action laced with violent gory scenes like people would expect from Tarantino. This movie is a slow paced film focused on the dialogue which is one of the reasons that I love his movies. The dialogue seems so natural and un forced its as if the actors/actresses are just casually talking like they do off screen, its as if they really understand their characters. I think that sets the story up great as they are not expecting that Stuntman Mike is a sociopathic stuntman looking to kill them and ruin their night out.
I was also a fan of the music and the settings that were displayed I thought they went so well with the theme of the story. I thought Kurt Russel played the role of the stuntman very well and really made the character creepy but charming at the same time.
I would recommend watching this film just to see if this is a style of movie you like, its like I said everyone's opinion of this movie will probably be different.
This movie was definetely one of the funniest movies of the year. I thought that Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, and Justin Bartha all brought unique personalities that when put together it was a great combination. Helms and Galifianakis really stood out to me as the main source of humor but all the guys contributed their own style of humor during the movie, which makes this comedy easy to relate to for most people.
The story itself is amusing and enjoyable as the entire time youre trying to figure out where Doug is, and also what the hell these guys got themselves into during a drunken night of partying. It was funny as small pieces of their night were revealed and you just had no idea of what to expect next. I think the pictures at the end of the movie offer a little insight.
Overall I think this is a good movie, and I would recommend it.
I have to admit that I was skeptical when I saw that Jesse Metcalfe was the leading actor in this thriller. I had every right to be as it turns out. I thought the acting in this movie was pretty bad as I just didnt believe the roles that Metcalfe and Tamblyn were portraying on the screen. Douglas was the bright spot in the acting however he was not the center point of the film so it was overshadowed. The dialogue seemed forced and the jokes were way off timing and instead of being funny they came out more awkward than anything else. I could maybe see these two playing in a romantic movie together but not a thriller.
The story itself was pretty far fetched and hard to believe, the entire time I kept thinking to myself "Is this really happening?" However over time the story builds on you and it does keep your interest somewhat as you want to know how its all going to turn out for C.J. Nichols. The drama is built up pretty well as there are a few scenes that are suspenseful. But in the end they go for the "twist ending" and in doing so they suck all the drama out of the original story and spend the last ten minutes discovering that C.J. Nichols is not who he appears to be. If they would have spent that time having D.A. Assistant Ella Crystal busting her own boss Mark Hunter in a climatic ending it would have been better, instead they accomplish that in about two minutes really taking all the built up suspense out of the movie quickly. The "twist ending" did not hit a home run, but instead swung and miss for the strikeout.
I have to say that I agree with the majority of the critics when I say that Quentin Tarentino has absolutely returned to the big screen with one of his best movies.
When I first saw the trailers for Inglorious Basterds it looked like this was going to be an action packed movie with tons of violence as Lt. Aldo Raine and his band of Basterds look for blood and revenge on evil Nazis. Dont get me wrong there are scenes of bloody violence, however there is so much more to this movie and that is what makes it great. I love the story about Shosanna being able to take revenge on the Nazis that murder her family. Christoph Waltz does a terrific job speaking several different languages as Col. Hans Landa, I could listen to him interrogate and play with the minds of unsuspecting people for hours. Brad Pitt really did a great job of bringing the Lt. Raine character to life as he was cold and ruthless at times as well as funny and charming in other scenes. I could literally go on and on about every actor and actress that appeared in this movie, Tarantino did a great job selecting this entire cast.
The story was entertaining, suspenseful, and enjoyable throughout the entire two and a half hours as it builds up to a very dramatic ending and this movie does not dissapoint.
I will be rooting for this movie to bring home Best Picture at the Academy Awards this year, it deserves it.