Jeff's Review of The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch(1969)
The impact of the "The Wild Bunch" on Quentin Tarantino is undeniable. Following the bad guys around attempting to operate as a team, the violence, the inevitable demise of the main characters are all traits that seem modernized in "Reservoir Dogs." Labeled an unnecessary violent film in its day, "The Wild Bunch" isn't a terribly strong story that you think about days and months later, but what is inspiring about the film is its cinematic beauty. The orchestration of the major battle scenes are perfectly edited, appropriately slowed in places, choreographed to maximize the realism and, yes, very bloody for its time. It was a daring film and an undeniable classic.