I Don't Like Quentin Tarantino Movies

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  1. Teleterr

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    Wow, I m amazed so many dislikes. What movies aren't filled w violence ? What I like is his twist on it. The kid in the backseat getting shot because someone is talking w his hands while holding a gun, Travolta on the john getting shot because the toast pops up, the kid unloading a gun at the 2 hit men, and missing. The shoot out at the Beir Keller because 3 in German gesture is different than 3 in English. He has an approach that takes things done a thousand times and makes them fresh again.
     
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    I am not a religious man, but ...

    “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    “Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children.

    “And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.”

    Best.

    Monologue/speech/scene ...

    EVAH!
     
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    Pulp Fiction is a stone-cold masterpiece. All his other films have varying degrees of greatness, but end up going too far down particular stylistic tracks. They lack the restraint of Pulp Fiction, which is its greatest asset; it can can be violent but is never gratuitous, it's hilarious but not a comedy, it's a homage but never a pastiche.
     
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  4. P-Nutz

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    But I AM a Samuel Jackson fan!

    Wait ... I just quoted myself ...
     
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    Were you injured in any way?:D
     
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    Tarantino says. Oh baby! I love this thread!
     
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    The Hateful Eight was disgusting. There was a follow up concerning some trogolodite cannibal indians or something.
    I lost all respect for Kurt Russel right there.
     
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    I actually like Django. I thought Dicaprio did a great job in it.
     
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    I lost respect for Kurt after watching this fake surfing scene.

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    What's not to like about Rob Zombie movies, with the theme of complete and utter hopelessness for the victim. Wow, that feeling of of emotional violation after watching House of 1000 Corpses" (and "The Devils Rejects") is almost tangable. Not for those that like fluffy Hollywood endings.
     
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    I get Tarantino movies, they have all been worth my time and money to watch. I like Django and Inglorious Basterds. IG in particular was gorgeous and rewarding (“Gorlomi”, The Battle of Algiers, Shoshanna and Marcel, an Apache? Lol). As was Django. Hateful Eight, heh, pure gold. I took to Jackie Brown the least but it’s now one of my favorites. All the grind house and exploitation nods, I mean do people even know how to appreciate references in music and movies or get out the house enough to see QT reflects the state of American mainstream culture today? Has nobody chuckled at John Waters movies or seen Warhol’s Trash? It’s absurd, these characters aren’t your best friend or your uncle, they don’t need you to believe in them. I watch all the high brow ‘cinema’, black and white, foreign, my friends unwatchable art films. I have room to get into a little crime and revenge fantasy. Yeah they aren’t for the squeamish but they are a helluva more thoughtful than watching straight gore porn like Saw or all the crazy Japanese stuff.

    FYI: One of my favorite movies of all time is Repo Man
     
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    It's almost like that happy ending cliche has turned into a bleak despair cliche.

    Y'know?


    I mean, I like dark and noir and "scary" stuff, that's just my natural turn-to, since I was a little kid (even though it terrified me). This was all very pre-goth. I mean, I got the collected works of Edgar Allan Poe one easter, from the friggin' Easter Bunny, somewhere around 1974, and I was absolutely thrilled. This stuff is in my BLOOD

    But I still recognize a trend, and a pattern, and a cookie cutter when I see one
     
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    Apparently, neither is Tarantino. The quote is fake, and very strange.

    I'll leave it at that.
     
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    Absolutely!
     
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    I won't watch that saw crap, or that guinea pig trash.
    I get and like most Tarantino stuff, too.
    I do at times question what we choose as entertainment, though.
    That "Funny Games" movie is all about that question...and quite brilliant, in that regard....

    (There was an americanized remake, and as usual the original is superior)
     
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    You are absolutely correct! Heaven forbid a movie take liberties with life; my apologies ...
     
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    FAKE?!!!
     
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    It's not the creative license that is problematic (I also loved that scene and Jules' use of the "verse"). It's the dissonance of the message, which neither of you understand.
     
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    Funny people want fantasy all the time, but is has to be ‘believable’ fantasy. Or fantasy free of life’s horrors and hardships. Anybody remember that scene in Mullholland Drive when, in the protagonists dream state, the girls (us, the viewers) are led emotionally to great heights only to be torn away to show it’s all an illusion? The emotional breakdown shows that some people just want a show with redemption and happy endings. Whether its spelled out or laid down with wit and vision. But there ain’t no band, and if you’re gonna watch Kill Bill, you were warned...that woman deserved her revenge, she’s gonna kill Bill.
     
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    We are all entitled to our opinions, I personally am a fan of most of his films with the exception of a couple.

    Whose films do you like?
     
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