It took me so long to see this one and many thanks to a girl I so much adore, I finally got my eyes on this spectacular film.
When you see a movie and then it's very different from the other ones that you've already seen and you find it very entertaining and fine in every way, then you know it's got to become one of your favorites. Or at least one of the few you lists as the best in your opinion or your own taste.
For the plot, we have many characters dealing with their own business and somewhat intertwined with each other. I find it difficult to present it in the simplest form since it's non-linear(and they say it is circular which I think is the perfect description) and it has three parts that I may say that are all equally enthralling, satisfying.
I am not going to talk about how great the script is, how great the direction is, how great the characters are, how cool the scenes are. I'm going to talk about how this complex film can seem to be simple to me.
Pulp fiction is violent, funny, energetic, and cool. Violent because we see people shooting people, people robbing people, people raping people, people saying bad things to people that is tantamount to violent actions, and people doing violent things in general.Mr. Tarantino is a film maker who enjoys his films filled with such kinds of violence, and we as the audience loves it. And this violence he had shown us is smart violence. Highly stylized as they say it. The highest form of onscreen violence that I dearly enjoy (I'm not a violent person by nature. Trust me). My favorite scene featuring violence would be the one where Vincent accidentally shoots the guy on the backseat. Violence out of nowhere. Nihilistic, yes, quite pointless, yes, but extremely fun, yes.
Funny because it is. It's funny right? It made me laugh so I think it's really funny.
Energetic in the sense that the plot goes so non-linear that the film tries to tell so many stories and so many details that in doing so it is always high, almost always climactic in every passing scene.
Lastly it's very cool. You know people want to relate to cool characters and this one has got plenty of them. Butch would be my favorite cool guy here but I would say that the coolest must be Jules. When you got a wallet with those words, man, you're on top.
But the asset of this film isn't really these things. It's really the plot. I think it's hard to make a film that is non-conventional when it comes to plotting. But this one nailed it. Maybe because it's not only nonlinear but this film is like a big film composed of several subplots. Subplots that are wonderfully interlaced.
That's how it really got into me. I just see it as three extremely entertaining plots that are related to each other. And I just can't get enough of them. This film blew my mind.
As for what critics say about this film, what it is trying to say and what Mr. Tarantino is trying to imply, I would like to agree with them all. Every bad and good things. I can see them all in this film. And I am enjoying it.