Quentin Tarantino: Best to Worst


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Pulp Fiction 1994,  R)
Pulp Fiction
Mmmm... This is one Tasty Burger
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A Masterpiece of a movie, this movie has everything, top actor, good Quote, good story, good Shooting scenes and a good Director. he created one of the best movie the world has seen.
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Inglourious Basterds 2009,  R)
Inglourious Basterds
Quentin Tarantino's seventh motion picture, Inglourious Basterds, is a war film specially inspired by the sub-gernes the mission war film, such as The Dirty Dozen and the original Inglorious Basterds, which this movie isn't a remake of. But there are some of the the same elements. Quentin Tarantino is famous for breaking boundaries, and he certainly did with this picture exactly called "Inglourious" Basterds. The perfect title. The movie is full of them, those basterds. That is impossible to don't love, or least one of them.

Inglourious Basterds tells many different tales from the nazi-occupied France, but basically it's the story about a group of jewish soldiers, lead by the american Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) who is dropped into Vichy France to take down as many nazi general, or nazi scalps as possible. "They call themselves the Inglourious Basterds, They are pretty much like the bounty hunters, and crooks of the wild west, specially the spaghetti westerns. But there's not only them, It's also the nazi detective, Col. Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz), know as "The Jew Hunter" who job is to find people, many of them jews. He also killed the entire family to Shosanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent) who escaped to Paris where she opened a film theater. Hitler's propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels decides to screen a propaganda film in that theater, where almost all nazi generals will attend, including Adolf Hitler himself. That means this is a target for the Inglourious Basterds to attack. But Dreyfus also has some plans to avenge her families death. This is where all the Basterds meats.

Inglourious Basterds is an amazing, and fresh war film, or more like a black comedy. It's specially Christoph Waltz who steals the whole show, with is charismatic character Hans Landa. A detective who speaks a total of four languages; german, english, french and italian. And unforgettable, and funny performance. Brat Pitt is also funny, talking with his thick southern state dialect. I also loved Mélanie Laurent's performance as the best femme fatal in a long time. I could talk about all the characters, and all their original personalities, but you have to see for yourself. This is truly an original piece of filmmaking, and also a mix of many different sub-gernes that the new generation. What a genius. A big thumbs up from me.
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Reservoir Dogs 1992,  R)
Reservoir Dogs
It was a great Movie, u see that this a true Tarantiono Movie. Anof Shooting, Sware and Blood to Satisfy Me.
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Kill Bill: Volume 1 2003,  R)
Kill Bill: Volume 1
A good Tarantino Movie. Its the Queen of Samurai Movies.
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Jackie Brown 1997,  R)
Jackie Brown
Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown is the only film which is based upon another material than his own brain. It's based upon Elmore Leonard's novel Rum Punch. He also gave us Out of Sight and Get Shorty which both have become great heist movies. But Jackie Brown is the crown jewel, with great use of dialogue and a great undertone and cemetery between the characters. I sometimes wonder how it would have been like if Tarantino's movies would have been like if he continued to adapt novel. He would certainly be very good at it, since he has proven multiple times that dialogue are his strong side in film making.

Jackie Brown is the story about the fly attendant, Jackie Brown (Pam Grier) who's besides that smuggles money and drugs. But one day she's caught by the police, and is sentenced to jail, but her employer, Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson)
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Kill Bill: Volume 2 2004,  R)
Kill Bill: Volume 2
It was Ok. not so good as the 1st one. it was a very bad ending, i expected more from theese movies
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Django Unchained 2012,  R)
Django Unchained
Quentin Tarantino's eighth motion picture Django Unchained is the western film that all of his fans knew he eventually would make, because of his strong passion for spaghetti westerns and his previous World War II western. A western, or a "southerner" according to Tarantino himself, because it's a film about slavery, and that has of course caused a great deal of controversy. But I ignored Spike Lee's warnings and went to see how I would react. With joy in my heart to watch a new Tarantino film.

Django Unchained is set in the year of 1858, in the "deep south" were we follow a black slave, named Django (Jamie Foxx) who's being picked up by a German dentist-turned-bounty hunter, Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). The reason that Django is of such great importance to Schultz is because he can identify three of the men Schultz is hunting for. After a successful hit, they become partners, and Schultz even promise to help Django free his wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). But she's owned by the sadistic plantation owner, Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), and its not gonna be easy to persuade him.

I can first of all say that this movie would not been the same, or even worked without Christoph Waltz, who once again gives us an eccentric character that screams pure awesomeness. With his German accent, his awesome one-liners, and great monologues. Samuel L. Jackson as the chief slave, Stephen, is also very hilarious. I'm certainly glad that Waltz' performance got an Oscar nomination. It was either him or DiCaprio. I'm actually glad that DiCaprio didn't got nominated, because his performance was not at all special. Putting on a southern accent doesn't make you eccentric! All the scenes he's in is a complete bore! And the thought that DiCaprio was considered for the role as Hans Landa, gives me the creeps.

But it isn't Tarantino's casting decisions alone that is to blame, it's also his screenplay, and a single character error that destroyed the movie, which I don't wanna reveal. But besides that, I loved the chemistry between Django and Schultz. I also liked Django's naivety in the beginning of the movie, and we slowly watch his character grow. I wish only there were more bounty hunting and less boring dinner parties with DiCaprio. But the violence was satisfying, even though the blood in this movie looked more like Kool-Aid. Thumbs up.
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Death Proof 2007,  R)
Death Proof
It had to come sooner or later. A Tarantino film that must be considered as his worst, or rather "least satisfying". I don't hold this against him, but this is kind of a sad reminder that Tarantino is forever attached to movie tributes, and probably will never go back to the glory days of Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, films that stood alone, without being reminded that I were watching a tribute to either spaghetti western or the grindhouse genre.

Tarantino's Death Proof, together with Rodriguez' Planet Terror forms the double feature presentation "Grindhouse" which is a tribute to the Grindhouse movies, which is a therm used to describe theaters that showed mostly B-movies, exploitation films, which where mostly horror and burlesque movies. Death Proof is the story about the retired stuntman, named Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) who is sexually obsessed with models, and loves to use his death proof stunt car to hit their cars and kill them.

Death Proof is not a bad film, but I can't deny the fact that there were too much talking, which is usually a good thing in every Tarantino movie, where the dialogues is probably the best parts. But there's certainly no "Royal with Cheese" in this one. Death Proof is more of a chick flick, with a lot of random bimbos talking about stuff that I don't really care about. Death Proof is split up in two parts. The first hour: a bunch of models in Texas getting killed. The last forty minutes is about four women from Hollywood in Tennessee, two of them stunt women.

The problem with the first part is that we actually follow random Texan sluts that we don't really care about, that talks about boys and... things I don't remember. But the women in the second part is so much more interesting. I was engage during their conversations, I can remember what they talked about, and they had a pretty simple goal, buying a 1971 Chevy Nova from a redneck. Now these women are strong female characters, including two stuntwomen, like Zoe Bell, who was Uma Thurman's stunt double in Kill Bill, is credited as herself. And together with Tracie Thoms and Rosario Dawson they are able to take down Stuntman Mike in an exhilarating car chase, which is such a joy to watch.

The first hour was pretty much just a set up, and of course every movie needs one. But this one was to long, with girls I don't even care about. The only good things during the first hour was every word that came out of Kurt Russell's mouth and when he killed all the girls with is car. Basically ten minutes of cool stuff. Instead of following the girls, we should had followed Kurt Russell. And it would not been weird, switching from Russell to the women in part two. I wish that I could give this a better grade, by denying the existence of part one. But what is seen cannot be unseen. But I still think that part two was so exhilarating, with strong women and great car chases that I gonna give it a marginal thumbs up.

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