So right now i am "not" watching the new hateful eight movie and I am "not" about half way through it but I am so bored by it I thought i would
write a thread.
I have never posed a thread in this forum before despite being quite a movie nerd, but right now i feel compelled to ask this question.
Am I the only one who hate's Tarantino movies and thinks the guy himself is a bit of a dick.
I can appreciate the good directing and the at times wonderful writing but the plot and the pacing of his newer movies leaves quite something to be
desired. I get the Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs are excellent movie's and I have yet to see a couple of his movies so I cannot speak for his
entire catalogue of works but of this 6 or 7 of his movies i have seen the afformentioned are the only two i have turly enjoyed. It seems to me that
most of his work is based on excessive use of racial slurs and gratuitous violence but lacks any real substance, the movies seem to me to be getting
by on the Tarantino brand rather than any truly artistic merit.
And the guy himself is a total jerk, just watch this interview.
Or what about him hitting a camera man.
I know that he has probably just cracked after months of harassment by the press but come on!
Then there was this
Basically he incorrectly accused Disney of blackmailing a Cinema chain of blackmailing them into not showing the movie that i am "not" watching (the
hateful eight). As Collider point out
The Hateful Eight isn’t the only film opening this month that’s suffering from Star Wars fever. Earlier this year, it was announced that Star Wars
had dibs on all IMAX screenings for four weeks beginning with its opening on December 18th. That meant that films hoping to capitalize on the
big-screen format, like The Revenant and In the Heart of the Sea, would get knocked out of those spaces during this period. This also means that films
opening in the early days of January are affected. Needless to say, anticipation for Star Wars is unbearably high. Perhaps, while all of us are
foaming at the mouth to see it, we’ll be too distracted to realize the true implications.
Basically if you read around this a little more you will see that basically Disney has had a minimum run of 4 weeks in these theatres and this clashed
with the opening of the Hateful Eight and Tarantino through his toys out of the pram.
So we have in my view bad movies and a guy who is really not a very nice guy.
Now this i know is just my opinion which may not be shared by everyone, indeed looking around on-line it seems like the critics and big players in
hollywood cannot get their nose's far enough up this guys ass.
So I was just wondering if anyone on ATS shared my views regarding him or am I alone on this?
NOTE: Take note I know i use the word hate but i use it loosely, I do not want all the responses in this thread to be "why hate on anything"
or "haters gona hate" I actually want to have a discussion about the man himself and his work. Also please avoid spoiling his movies in this
I really liked some of his movies, but personally I don't think Inglorious Bastards or Django Unchained were all that great. He thinks they are a
couple of his best movies and that his dialogue is what makes them so great. Well, I think there is more to a story than just dialogue. There is the
pace and what the story represents.
I've only seen bits of Inglorious Bastards and the long drawn out slow paced scenes of dialogue is what I couldn't stand, mix that with a storyline
that is purely made up history stuff about revenge that never happened and I don't see the point.
I have a big problem with Django Unchained when the main character lacked big time when he let dogs eat another slave. Also at the end where the
female lead claps like and idiotic little child. Just those two scenes ruined his characters for me.
One movie he made that he considers to be one of his worst is Death Proof. I actually thoroughly enjoyed it. It was scary, fast paced and in the end
had strong female characters getting revenge on someone worthy of it, who was once unbeatable.
As for the man himself, he needs time to reflect on his work and what the people actually think, not what Hollywood does or says because that's just
money and strings.
I do think he has mellowed out over the years.
I love love love his movies but he gets on my last nerve! Something about his tone of voice when he talks and how he is always waving his hands around
irks the living day lights out of me. Luckily, he only has small roles in his films, although I did like him in Pulp Fiction.
I've actually been looking forward to the hateful 8 but will wait until it's on demand to see it.
I have very little interest in his personal opinions, life etc. The only movie he's made that I can hands down say was great start to finish was From
Dusk till Dawn. Maybe that's because I have a penchant for fantasy and horror.
I also don't like to hear from Peter Jackson, Michael Bay, or James Cameron, but I like some of their movies. Guillermo del Toro is hot and cold for
me but I love most of his work. I don't think you have to like a director to appreciate their work.
Ya know what? I don't want to date the guy, have him as a friend or nothing. But you can add him to a list of just about all the other ego driven 'I'm
so special' types in movies. He just dosen't hide it as well as others. So big deal.
I count on him to toss out a movie every few years that entertain me. He does that very well. The first I saw of his was Reservoir Dogs and it blew me
away. No nicey nicey, just cold hard criminals. I recall thinking why has no one else ever made a movie like this. And Pulp Fiction. I even liked Four
Rooms which was a complete and utter flop.
And True Romance. That scene between Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper can not be topped. Tarantino was the writer on that one but the whole movie
had his touch on it.
From Dusk Til Dawn...writer and executive producer. That movie set the pace for over the top zombie flicks.
Losers? Well sure, and enough of them to boot. But who cares. If you like nitty gritty in your face over the top cinematic bad guys, Tarantino is the
guy to do it.
No I gotcha, I hate his movies and he does seem like a d bag. People think I'm nuts when I say I don't like reservoir dogs or pulp fiction. Just can't
get into it.
For one, it's the overblown pretentious dialogue that goes on forever that annoys me. He's just trying to hard to be really hip and it comes off
contrived. Also, everything he does is derivative of some other obscure film he's probably sure no one but him has heard of.
But the worst part is how he can make a great actor sound just like His own bad acting. Almost every scene in the kill bills you could interchange
any actor for another and it would all come off having the same inflection and tone. I can just picture Kurt Russell having to sit through tarentino
tediously tell him how to enunciate every line.
originally posted by: Iamnotadoctor
We're bashing Tarantino now? Really?
Let me guess, everyone who is saying they dislike Tarantino loved James Cameron's 'Avatar'.
That would make sense to me.
I would actually rate some of his movies higher than Avatar, I think Reservoir dogs is quite possibly one of my favourite movie's.
To say that you would guess that everyone who dislikes Tarantino would love Avatar seems a little presumptuous to me. I like Avatar just like i like
Dusk till dawn (which he didn't direct btw) but its no Shashank or Star Wars, Godfather, Goodfells and so on. I am sure there are huge fans of
Tarantino who also love Avatar so I really don't quite understand why you are making this point.
edit on 5-1-2016 by OtherSideOfTheCoin
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Tarantino has made some stinkers and H8 is one of them. But I feel qualified to critique filmmakers because I have written a feature screenplay.
It's not easy to write, sell or self produce. I have also been a DP and director/producer on several features/TV pilots/webisodes and festival
shorts... written by others.
It's kind of a Monday Morning quarterback situation eh?
Do I like him personally, never met him. Do I think he comes off as pretentious and overbearing? It would seem so. Do I like his movies? Not
generally, Pulp Fiction had a dark sense of humor and was pretty gory at times, but he pulled it off. Jackie Brown I thought was quirky and witty. I
don't watch many of his movies though just because of the apparent "grisly" effect. I am not a huge fan of dead things and blood. The cussing is
childish and often misused or abused, but adult humor requires it for affect I suppose.
I don't know how celebrities deal with paparazzi. The ones who constantly try to get their face in the press with stupid stunts and selling personal
stories somewhat forgo their right to privacy but others that just do a professional job and want to be low key I feel bad for. I'd probably slap the
guy too on the wrong day.
Also the interview, it must be jarring having to promote a movie out of obligation to the studio and have the same question asked over and over every
10 minutes by a different journalist trying to annoy you just so they have something to report.
I wouldn't say he comes across as a likeable guy, he's weird and socially awkward but he is very creative, has some of the best dialogue in modern
movies and makes some great films.
Plus he's never done anything that bad that I'm aware of; people still watch Woody Allen and Polanski movies and they're total scumbags.
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