Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Hateful Eight (2015)

An American western by Quentin Tarantino, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and Tim Roth.
A stagecoach carrying a bounty hunter and his live catch stop to pick up 2 men before a blizzard strikes. They stop at an inn and are greeted by unexpected company because the normal people who run it are not there. As time passes, back-stories develop and things get violent, bloody and shooty.
The dialogue in this exemplifies Tarantino style. The dialogue in all of his films is so excellent that you can almost listen to them without watching the screen and know what is going on. The flashbacks that add back-story are placed at exactly the right time. As with all Tarantino films, there is much gunfire and blood. In this example, extra blood-spray is added by characters who drink poisoned coffee and vomit it forth powerfully. The chapter titles in Kill Bill style are very Tarantino, but do not add to this film. We could actually do without them here. Domergue reminds me very strongly of someone that I used to share a house with: the crack whore, Laura. Missing/damaged teeth and strong chin-line were the attributes they share. You will definitely recognize Samuel L. Jackson, but Ted from Four Rooms being a British guy is a nice touch. The addition of Bud from Kill Bill was alright, but unnecessary. Overall, Tarantino can do no wrong and his shit is flawless. I rate this awesome. Watch it for the dialogue until everyone is dead or covered in blood.

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