Holy crap. Grindhouse was insanely awesome.
I've obviously been home for a long time,
but I watched some scrubs and been talking with a friend about the movies.
I missed the first 15 minutes of the first half, Planet Terror,
cause I was watching Blades of Glory.
I am now convinced that with the exception of stranger than fiction,
that Will Ferrell's career is now just one giant game of gay chicken.
Terribly entertaining, but where is this going to end up, gay porn?
Anyhow, so, aside from missing the beginning I loved Planet Terror with one exception,
the film scratches and burns seemed to me to be too obviously done in post,
so that distracted me, but that's really a minor bitch.
It was terrifically gory and fun, and the whole one legged stripper,
who eventually has a machine gun for a leg is actually less cheesy than one might think.
And then, the Tarantino contribution, Death Proof.
Now, mind, I've been seriously hating Tarantino for a while,
The Kill Bills pissed me off, and while pulp fiction was damn fun,
endlessly quotable, and I can watch it repeatedly.
Nearly everything else (that he's DIRECTED) has disappointed me since Reservoir Dogs.
I'm of the opinion that this idiot should just WRITE and stay the fuck away from directing.
(hello? True Romance? OMGNATURALBORNKILLERS!)
However, I digress.
I.FUCKING.LOVED. Death proof.
There was nothing, NOTHING about that movie I didn't like,
The rambling, very Tarantino, dialog never lost me,
I loved the acting, the blocking and the editing style.
And omg, OMG, REAL car chase scenes, no fucking CGI,
I nearly shit myself in glee at the chase scenes,
even Quentin's cameo didn't piss me off.
I actually went into it expecting to LOATHE both films,
which is why I went to blades of glory first
and didn't mind missing some of the first half of grindhouse.
And now I think I'd like to go see it again.
3 hours and 11 minutes of awesome.
p.s. the trailers in the middle are almost better than the bookending films, though.