I voted this up, as usual, for the youtube comments. Go ahead, have a gander.
"Thumbs up if you agree that anti-racist is just a code word for anti-White."
I got the White Box of Denial... or perhaps this is the actual trailer, I'm assuming I'd not be able to tell the difference with Tarantino, so five stars just in case.
This looks pretty awful.
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He originally wanted Will Smith, which basically would have made it unwatchable. Luckily for us, Will Smith was too busy pimping his kids into cult member mini celebrities, so Jamie Foxx has made us this nice movie with him killing everyone.
It's going to be like the fun version of Blood Meridian.
First a movie about Jews killing Nazis, now freed black slaves killing their white slavers?
Oh Tarantino, you do know how to troll the Stormfront crowd.
Love it, love it, love it. Looks cool, ridiculous, and fun. It's nothing great in the way of writing, like Pulp Fiction or Resivoir Dogs, but it'll still rile some people up with it's anti-racist sentiment. I like the way he focuses on motivations for characters, like in Kill Bill the drive wasn't to simply get revenge or the love interest, it was to save her daughter. Something more noble than simply chasing pussy is a great way to motivate a character that I'll want to win. The fact he intends to save his wife, alone, is a breath of fresh air to me because it's not about meeting a woman along the way that's helpful and attractive just so when the wife dies he can hook up with the woman he's met. Tarantino wouldn't be that cliche anyway. I'll be seeing this, even if my girlfriend hates Tarantino.
The best examples of Tarantino's good dialogue was stolen wholesale from other sources: Jules' biblical smackdown from Pulp Fiction, Bill's out-of-place Superman speech from Kill Bill, etc.
That said, he has a superb eye for visuals and innovates ideas from smarter people into more compelling stories. On artistic grounds, It's hard not to appreciate his oeuvre.
More gratuitous wank from Tarentino.
Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-cena.
Totally ambivalent on this one.
On one hand, I feel like Tarantino is a fanboy hack who consistently recreates the films he loves with none of the charm of the originals... all the while ripping off dialogue, tropes and scenes. It's not a homage if your mainstream film is copying an obscure one. It's theft.
On the other hand, it looks like a fun, well-paced film with Christoph Waltz. Plus, by complaining, I'm throwing in with Cena fucking Mark.
This is one of those rare moments where i agree with Cena. Tarantino is a Hack, writes shit for dialogue, steals stuff from old movies and calls them "homages" and did i mention what an awful writter he is? Seriously, "with a silent d..." no shit rental-store fuckwit? Why people worship this douche and his movies is beyond me. They are boring, painful to watch and half-assed imitations of better movies.
The man can shit all over his career from now until the day he dies...but what matters is he made Pulp Fiction. For better or worse, he won't capture that lightning in a bottle twice.
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I would argue that while Tarantino might liberally swipe from old genre movies and dress it up all sexy at least the man has the balls to admit up front the films he's taking themes from.
Look at Star Wars (the good trilogy, not this new crap) and see Hidden Fortress (Kurosawa 1960)
Look at Toy Story and see A Christmas Toy (Jim Henson 1986)
Those are just 2 that I know from actually watching both the source and the 'homage', but there are many more such obvious influences.
Look at just about any movie and I'll bet you can trace a beeline through each one and spot the director's influences clear as day, if you know what movies they lifted themes & scenes from.
I give Tarantino respect for coming right out and name dropping the films he used as source material. Let's be honest, how many of you would have ever known anything about Lady Snowblood (1973) without Kill Bill?
I would cuz i'm a huge movie nerd, but sure, other's didn't knew about many of these old movies. Still, making a bad imitation of better movies is not exactly a good excuse to promote those old movies.
At least we can all agree that the guy writes awful dialogues.
I gotta agree with Riskbreaker.
In my experience, Tarantino fans want to look like real film buffs, so they gobble up his shit and spew forth the "homage" bull. But usually they won't bother trying to see the original, cuz that's not mainstream enough for their tastes.
Also, I think I might rather listen to an entire soundtrack of fart noises to Tarantino's dialogue.
I got pissed at Ridley Scott the first time I saw Planet of the Vampires. What a fucking hack.
Tarantino is a trillion times worse.
Its just Inglorious Basterds with Slave Owners in the place of Nazis. It'll have more over stylized rubbish, anachronistic music, and rambling dialogue.
Inglorius Basterds contained what seemed like eight hours of people sitting around and engaging in belabored circlejerky dialogue based on the ideas that:
A) The Nazis were bad people (duh, really, thanks I never would have realized that without QT to show me the way)
B) People should watch old movies (not that I disagree with the basic idea but not in the wanky way QT probably means)
I actually agree with cena_mark perhaps for the first time in my life, but I would probably love this movie when I was 14 years old, like all of his movies. That's who he makes movies for, so I'm not going to see it.
Haters be damned, this looks fun.
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Franco Nero showing up at the end and Leonardo DiCaprio having the time of his life is worth some stars
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I liked Jackie Brown, a movie most Tarantino fans and haters both hate. He should do another Elmore Leonard adaptation.
And I'm definitely going to see this. Tarantino has his shortcomings, of course, but he's inspiring, because he obviously takes joy in making these movies. And that's the point. It's impossible to come up with something completely original or that will please everyone with unreasonably high standards (see comments above), so who cares. He's doing something at least. That's both enviable and inspiring.
I can't believe this is more controversial than Wreck-It Ralph.
Probably going to watch it, if only for the music.
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Well, this convinced me that Tarantino haters are either bigots or uptight movie nerds that hate fun.
Go watch Kangeroo Jack. That movie will be right up your alley.
For the record, i think Jackie Brown is a well done flick, probably QTs truly good solid movie, maybe the source material helped? Still, nobody can come with a straight face and say that something like Kill Bill is a "fun" movie. It's fan-fiction 13 year old fantasy crap with bad acting, dull fight sequences and atrocious dialogue beyond belief.
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