There are things I like* and don’t like** about Mr. Tarantino. I was excited to see this movie in 70mm UltraPanavision and for the first two-thirds I was reconsidering my anti-Tarantino stance, because everything was humming along nicely. But after intermission, I was reminded exactly why I don’t like him and the film stopped working for me.
Cost: $15.00 (Roadshow pricing, completely worth it.)
Where watched: Hollywood Theater with a bunch of other 70mm/Tarantino fans. (Mini review of Roadshow production: The Overture was fabulous. During the movie, it was weird, but fun, to have to look back and forth across the screen to see everything. I was surprised there wasn’t an “Intermission” title card during the intermission. Overall, really fun, despite my dislike of one-third of the movie.)
*His commitment to the magic and mystique of movies, his characters and dialogue, his humor, the fact that his movies have awesome soundtracks.
**I think his movies (at least the ones I’ve seen) are incredibly slow. Also, I don’t watch his films because the level of violence disturbs me, I don’t think it’s necessary, and I would prefer to go through life without those images in my brain.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2015/hateful_eight.html