A crash course in revenge
Austin's hottest DJ, Jungle Julia, sets out into the night to unwind with her two friends Shanna and Arlene. Covertly tracking their moves is Stuntman Mike, a scarred rebel leering from behind the wheel of his muscle car, revving just feet away.
Tarantino's gone on record saying that he considers this his worst film.
Really? I mean, let's go through the list of what this film contains:
-Trademark brilliant dialogue
-The most badass group of women on film ever
-A completely exhilarating car chase in said muscle cars
-Possibly one of Tarantino's greatest characters ever written - the
gloriously evil Stuntman Mike
-And one of the most satisfying beatdowns in movie history.
Taking all that into account...you may want to reconsider, Mr Tarantino.
Victims to vixens.
Your worst movie, QT?
Hang up your crit habit.
"Hey! Ladies! That was fun!" - Stuntman Mike
I come out of this amused, bemused and confused. I like this a lot more third time round after not liking it much second time after adoring it first time. All of a sudden, the irritating self-indulgence is gone, and the dialogue is a pleasure to listen to. How the hell did that happen?
One thing that hasn't changed is Kurt Russell's pitch-perfect performance as Stuntman Mike McKay (yes, that is his surname; he does mention it on one occasion). As a Tarantino villain, he's up there with the best, next to Hans Landa and Mr Blonde. Dropping in dollops of charm in a brew of pure evil, it's Russell's best work…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The final car chase is perfection. Tarantino can do no wrong.
The shit just got real !!
Best car chase scene ever. How come i never tried to watch this before ? Pure awesomeness.
I went to the movies instead. Tarantino smaalt al sinds zijn fel bejubelde debuut Reservoir Dogs dat hij filmscholen kan missen als kiespijn en dat hij alle knepen van het vak leerde achter de toog van de lokale videoboer. Het wonderkind van de jaren 1990 laafde zich als een vampier aan exploitation, liet nachten slaap voor Godard en kwam klaar op Peckinpah. Het oeuvre dat hij de voorbije 15 jaar bij elkaar sprokkelde is in feite een liefdevolle hommage aan het adres van de jeugdhelden die hem inspireerden. Slachtoffer van QT?s jongste cinefiele plundertocht zijn ditmaal de grindhousefilms uit de jaren ?70, films die werden gespeeld in gure filmhuizen en die bloot, bloed en wansmaak als gemene deler hadden. Death…
I straight up love this film.
The last section is the part that really does it for me. The characters are, on the whole, more likeable and it's great watching Zoë Bell do her thing without being a stand in for someone else.
Stuntman Mike? Surely one of the finest Tarantino villains. He's superb. That one moment where he breaks the fourth wall and smiles at the camera? Brilliant.
Is it just me though or does Tarantino drop the scratching and image destruction for the last third?
A lot of fun. Features almost all of the trademarks we got to love with Quentin, some divine cars and ..... MEW (really wished she'd have gotten more screen time, but it's fine). The dialogue is beautifully insane once again, but maybe a >tiny< bit too much / off. Didn't enjoy that part as much as the respective scenes in his other films.
Still, very stylish, very cool and very fast.
So basically, everyone says this is Tarantino's worst film. However, there is one man who begs to differ.
And that man is yours truly.
People criticize this movie for being overly long, having unneccessary dialogue and Tarantino being up his own arse all the time.
Obviously these people are not familiar with any Tarantino movie ever.
Tarantino always tries to do something different in all his movies, but is always at home when shooting something grindhouse. Not only is this the best representation of the director Quentin Tarantino, but it is also one of the best Tarantino movies to date.
From the music, to the camerawork to the acting, all this just screams B-movie greatness. With its shallow characters and…
I love Tarantino. I mean, who doesn't? But you just can't compare this one with Reservoir Dogs (my favourite by the way) or Inglourious Basterds. (Even though Death Proof is also quite a good movie.) The only steady thing in all of his movies is the music, which is just great. I love the ear-cutting scene in RD when Michael Madsen dances to "Stuck in the Middle with You" soooo much! And in Death Proof, my favourite scene is just before the car "accident" happens and "Hold Tight!" is playing in the radio.
Awesome musical score. Stuntman Mike is weirdly hot.
First rewatch of Grindhouse version since the theater, prefer the extended cut.
For a film to be notoriously rated as the worst in a directors back catalogue and the the director himself say the same thing about his own film, you'd think it was a complete bust up. Death Proof might not hold a candle to some of his other gems, but it's a damn well awesome film nonetheless and very damn badass.
The signature dialogue being naturally conversed throughout the film is only one of many brilliant Tarantino nods, especially the cafe table conversation between characters Kim, Lee, Abernathy and Zoe Bell which immediately reminded me of the Reservoir Dogs "Cafe Scene". Visually the film had this 70's vibe I dug and the soundtrack was icing on the cake.
Horror, Kurt Russell
My only complaint about this film is that it's not a period piece. It's filmed to look like the 70's and that's just awesome, but half the time the background and cloths are 50/50 70's or modern. Same with the cars, sometimes people have 100% restored 70's vehicles like its a normal regular thing. I would have givin this 5 stars had he gone full period piece. Ok done with complaints.
What a enjoyable movie, the plot is simple, Kurt Russell chases down chicks in a car and kills them....total 70's feel. Plenty of awesome dialog and the most nods to 70's films ever. When I saw Kurt Russell driving a 1970 Nova with a freaking rubber…