Death Proof

A Movie ReelDeath 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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james edgar

I've seen planet terror and it GREAT. I keep want to see grindhouse but it never works out. Maybe next movie season (Winter)

March 17, 2008 @ 11:29 AM

Ottawa (Charlottetown) Mike

It may depend on your tastes, but I liked Death Proof a LOT better than Planet Terror. Like you, I'm a huge Tarantino fan though. Not that I disliked Planet Terror, I just didn't like it nearly as much. It was so over the top that it was funny (which is the whole idea, of course). QT played it a bit more seriously while still playing homage to his old favs. The stunt work by Zoe Bell was amazing. If you ever come across the documentary Double Dare, it's partly about her and is worth a watch.

March 17, 2008 @ 12:49 PM


Just saw deathproof yesterday..
oh my.. lol..

Good flick.
The action was nice..
had a fair amount of humor.
good way to kill 95 minutes :)

March 17, 2008 @ 4:54 PM

Frank the Tank

Do not watch Planet Terror it is horrible and a complete waste of time

March 17, 2008 @ 7:15 PM

Toronto Mike

When I think about all the crappy movies I've wasted 90 minutes on, there's no way I'm skipping this one.

March 17, 2008 @ 7:32 PM

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