It appreciate the grindhouse style and what it's trying to achieve. But despite that, the characters are still so annoying. The best part was Kurt Russell who saved the film. It didn't have much of a plot and wastes a lot of time on threads that don't add up to much. A major disappointment for a Tarantino fan but mildly amusing on first watch. Only worth watching if you're a Tarantino fan like me but you won't love it most likely.
Art is the expression of imagination, usually in visual form, and that is exactly what this film gives. A plot based off of sheer imagination and uniqueness. People try to be so analytical when talking about A- list directors rather than try to remember just how to be entertained while watching a film. Death proof is a refreshing piece of entertainment, which is edited creatively by Sally Menke, and the characters are beautifully idiosyncratic also. In particular, Kurt Russell gives one of the most superb performance. There is 3-second scene in the film, where Russell breaks the fourth wall, and it was just genius. Please appreciate this film for what it is and don't try to nit-pick or overthink anything, just have fun.
Death Proof feels like a distillation of the things which make make Quentin Tarantino exceptional as a director. This film is wonderful, but it's almost contradictory in nature in that there isn't necessarily a narrative drive in the conventional sense. The premise and thriller tone might lead one to believe that this film will be a heart pounding thrill ride, but I think that if you walk into it with that sort of expectation you might find at a certain point that you've become a bit confused or frustrated. You might be pleasantly surprised. I was. Probably though, it would serve your experience better to understand clearly what you're getting into. One of, if not the, greatest strengths of Tarantino as a writer is his mastery of dialogue. It is perhaps the most engrossing aspects of his film making and I've yet to see a film of his that wasn't absolutely exceptional in this aspect. That's very fortunate for any viewer of this film, because the speaking to action ratio is pretty high. Easily well over an hour of this film is the simplest kind of scene, which is people talking. Talking in a bar, talking in a car, talking outside. There is no shortage of talking in this film. If you aren't a fan of the way Tarantino writes conversation then this film will be an absolute nightmare for you. For everyone else, myself included, you'll find a wonderful energy and flow to this film which drives it in a way that nonstop action and excitement really can't. There is action though. This film doesn't lack a sense of urgency in its entirety. The more conventional thriller aspects are executed very well, with the sort of recurring winks to the audience which is integral to the nature of a grindhouse send up such as this. The reservation in use of action actually gives the more adrenaline-fueled segments a nice sort of pay off after an arguably excessive amount of build up. If you find that you can't get into the conversational portion of this film, I somewhat doubt that you'll find it worthwhile to sit through it for what remains.I think the simplest way to sum up Death Proof is that it's just watchable. I of course don't mean that in a derogatory sense. It just has such a feeling of effortlessness in how it flows for nearly two hours on almost nothing but people sort of just hanging out and shooting the breeze. It's may not be a conventional thriller, but really, that's what makes it so great.
Death Proof written and directed by Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction) and this movie could tell it had Quentin hand prints all over it but it just didn't feel like most of his other films. I still loved this film and thought it was great and better then some of his other films but Death Proof could have been better if I thought to myself this wasn't Quentin Tarantino. The story involves stuntman Mike played by Kurt Russel who was so entertaining to watch chase two set of girls in his car which I do wish they used it more because it was so unique and cool for a slasher movie. What else I loved about this movie was how it was shoot it was something I had thought about doing for a film myself and it felt like a true homage to 60's and 70's cinema. I would say this movie and this is probably with the work of Quentin Tarantino being able to make his characters extremely cool and bad ass he made the girls seem cool and bad ass in the film. I must mention the work of Greg Nicotero who made some really cool gore scenes but once again wished they used it a lot more. Which set of girls were the best well in my opinion the first set of girls they felt super seventies but the next set of girls meh I only cared for Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane) who was great as always. Personally I can re watch this movie over and over and I myself think its underrated I would say don't watch this film if your a QT fan and watch it if your a fan of 60's and 70's cinema and hot women getting killed by Kurt Russel.