Death Proof: 8 out of 10.
I had a helluva lot of fun with Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof. I started watching Grindhouse, which includes Robert Rodriguez' Planet Terror, but after the fantastic phony coming attraction I realized Rodriguez' movie was first on the bill and I was hankering for some Tarantino. So, I bailed on Grindhouse and shot straight to Death Proof. I'll check out Planet Terror later this week.
Firstly, I loved the fake jump cuts, bad editing and scratchy film effects. The mood was perfect, in fact, until one of the girls checks her cell phone, I thought we were right in the 1970s.
I hear some are knocking this film for having too many allusions to earlier Tarantino movies. Personally, I loved that aspect. Of course, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and the Kill Bill films all rank high on my favourite movie list.
It's a lot of fun. I hope Planet Terror is just as good.
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