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.
A film so horrendously dull and excruciatingly smothered in smolderingly painful Tarantino"ism", Death Proof is a film so hard to watch, so tough to get through and so obnoxiously coated in stylized aimlessness that the only thought that went through my head as a watched it was - "Do I even actually like Tarantino?" It's a sad thing when a film can even make one conceive such notions, because I do genuinely like Tarantino when he is on his game, but with Death Proof his game is pushed, drawn out, and made so horribly clunky and painful that it made me frown; something that no Tarantino film should make anyone do.
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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.
This movie is underrated if you ask me, seeing it again makes me appreciate it more and more.
Kurt Russell is amazing and just has the right look for the part which you will not get with any other actor.
Also the action and the car stunts are stunning and breathtaking, one of the best looking car stunts and driving out there.
If I ever get a lap dance I would definitely want Vanessa Ferlito's lap dance.
When I first watched Death Proof, I distinctly remember finding it a little too self-indulgent and chatty and vastly inferior to Planet Terror. I'm pleased I revisited it because I was wrong. I much preferred Death Proof this time. Such a fantastic cast, particularly Rosario Dawson, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Vanessa Ferlito, Zoe Bell and, of course, Kurt Russell - and the final car chase stunt extravaganza is just ridiculously entertaining. Admittedly some of the long dialogue scenes feel a little meandering, particularly towards the start of the film, but as soon as Kurt Russell enters the movie kicks into gear. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon for sure.
Death Proof is the film where Tarantino finally fell in love with his dialogue so much that he told himself "I'm going to make a two hour movie where people sit around and talk... And MAYBE I'll fit in a couple of action sequences."
This movie hardly has a story. It's got some one level characters, none of which we really get to know. These characters are not interesting in the slightest. The ending of the story is not really an ending as there are many thing left unresolved and you don't feel like anything is over other than the film itself, which you've been waiting to finish for the past hour and fifty minutes.
Tarantino's worst film by far, including his worst dialogue, characters, and story.
Aunque no llega al nivel de otras obras de Tarantino, igualmente nos encontramos ante una película de una gran calidad, cuyo aspecto a destacar son las persecuciones en coche tan excelentemente rodadas, que consiguen tenerte en tensión durante toda su duración.
Como aspecto negativo, habría que destacar, ante todo, dos aspectos.
El primero es que a pesar de presentarnos la figura de Stuntman Mike, no se nos explica por qué hace lo que hace, algo que veo necesario ya que es uno de los personajes principales, puede que el más importante.
Por otro lado, el final te deja un poco frío. Después de varios minutos donde no puedes separar los ojos de la pantalla, llega la escena final y el…
Movie was a good bit of fun!!!
Perfect cinema. Wonderful stunts, a sharp script, & a great understanding of action.
Aims low and hits the mark solidly. This is a compliment.