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The idea of time travel has been done time and time again and yet somehow this is acceptable. The idea of seeing the younger and older characters in one movie was a risk but boy does it work. The cast are top notch, each getting their own screen time but some are slightly wasted, even with its near two hour running time. The effects are even better and for a film that realises on CGI, just like the past films, doesn't always get in the way. It's well directed again and the production values are great. It would seem though, that'll you'll need to watch 'first Class' to understand what's going on and may take a second viewing with this film as it does get a little muddled in the middle. An electric opening, followed by good humour, a feel good factor but squashed middle to a good ending. I do love Xmen and this is certainly up there with the best in its series.
It's not fair to say this is better than Tarantino's other films, it's certainly not better than Pulp Fiction, but this is certainly up there with his best, it really is Tarantino's best for ages, absolutely not to be missed. As in all of Tarantino's best films, there is a strange and brilliant magic at work here; a dark, bubbling alchemy of art and junk. Alot of Critic's say Jamie Foxx is a tad flat but I think he does a good job, it's not his best performance but rather acceptable and does his best within the character. Christoph Waltz is again amazing here as Dr. King Schultz and fully deserved his Oscar, Leonardi DiCaprio is brilliant here, probably his best performance for a while and then theirs Samuel L. Jackson, who I believed was over looked by the Oscars, another perfect contribution in a Tarantino film. Quentin really brings out the best in his actors and has full trust, this is including the co-stars and a funny turn by Jonah Hill in what is probably the funny scene stealing part of the film. Dark humor and bloody gun fight battles and one that's not for everybody, the director never backs down and this is what he's great at, no boundaries, but the story is a wonderful, if not familer, plot. QT has done it again. I look forward to his next film.
Is it better than Pulp Fiction? No! Does it derserve an Oscar? Yes. Quentin is back to his old self, this is a huge improvment to his great stunt work but boring Death Proof. This is a great film, with great dialog and realism, mainly that it's not in English but fluent German and French, makes to the story so real. The tension scene at the begining, the guessing card game/face off...this is why Quentin is a great writer, let alone director. The one that does stand out is Christoph Waltz, he is an amazing actor and fully deserved his Best Supporting Actor Oscar. If you loved Tarantino's work, your gonna love this. This is top notch filming at it's best. I cannot wait for his next film. The faith is back and is way better than his dissapointing Death Proof. Also and I always say this in his film reviews is that his gift is bring out the best of his cast, no matter how big or small. Brad Pitt is strangly good and look out of a special guest apperance of Mike Myers. Can't wait for his next film....(That's Tarantino not Myers lol). Great own twist to an actual war to make it his own.
Once again, Tarantino's gift is bring out a great performance from his lead, this being Kurt Russell, who is great in this and one of the two reason why this film is worth watching but begins as a madman becomes such a wimp towards the end was a little weird. The god knows how long car chase scene was a thrill to watch, with amazing stunts and driving and other thing that Tarantino can cross of his list. The big, massive problem with the film was the dialog, it was boring, uninteresting and slow, it felt like it was a little arty and maybe written on the spot which was odd because Quentin can write awesome hard-boil dialog but fails very badly. The final third is very good and the four-some death scene was quite good but the film tries to be really arty. There's plenty of fun to be had with Death Proof, but its imitation of a defunct, low-budget style of movie-making is perhaps too accurate when it comes to the genre's flaws. Tarantino's worst film to date. Very dissapointing but I guess every world class director has to have one bad film.
The pop encyclopedist and video-store genius has become a megalomaniac, and the exhilarating filmmaker he might have been is disappearing fast. There is much to admire but little to love. Tarantino is not a director who engages on an emotional level. There is less action here, than what the first part had and more of a dialog talking film but does bring alot of background of the characters where the first didn't. It's certinaly slower than the first film but that's not a problem but the ending was a little dull and boring but at least the title lived it's name. Not his best but if you've seen the first part, you've GOT to see this. Still, the performances from the cool cast are still great. Though, I thought the ending was long winded and unnecessary. Apparently, Kill Bill Vol.3 is in the running and it should be interesting how they could do this.