Friday, August 21, 2009
Sadistic pleasure (if you’re a sadists)
Im a huge fan of Tarantino, have all his movies. I love how he can make you care for a character or at least love every word their saying. Part of the problem with this new movie is unless you speak German & French you will have a hard time loving the language because your just reading for long 20 minute stretches. The movie is worth seeing. I give it 3 stars, but there are some flaws.
The new movie by Tarantino is fun is burst. Long sections were your just waiting around is over half the running time. The film is really a bate and switch. You think from the ads that your going to get guys on the mission. But the real mission is to see how much aimless talking he can make you sit threw. I don’t think this is going to go over well with the average movie patron.
Also most of the characters just aren’t that great, with the main villain and Pitt being the real exceptions. The people you want to spend time with are ignored. Only a couple of the Bastards get any back-story or screen time. And you’re forced to focus on people you don’t like. The German sniper is boring and annoying most of the time. The French girl really just gets bulled around and doesn’t say much. The actress character you never come to know or care about.
Make no mistake there is a sense of fun and vitality here. I just feel like their also personal ego and sadistic desires that Tarantino is working out. These long scenes are all about control. The villains have it and the good side has none. By extension Tarantino has control and we the audience have little. When he wants to be entertaining he’s the best. All the sections with Pitt are awesome. In this movie thought he also wants to use his clout to prove and point that doesn’t need to be proven. Your great we got it, how much more do you want. Give us great characters and lets keep it moving. Movies like Kill Bill & Pulp Fiction are overflowing with ideas. This seems to be stuck in a rut for long sections.