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The Hateful Eight (2015)
« on: May 27, 2016, 10:44:39 pm »

I'm reeeeeeeally glad that I had the will power to avoid spoilers for The Hateful Hate and let me tell ya, it wasn't easy. As you guys know, I'm a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino's movies and he is one of the few film makers that I actually pay money to buy his scripts in book format for research besides them being fun to read. There were a few times where I came this close to just saying 'f*ck it' and grabbing the script off the internet. But I didn't and the movie paid off way better than I hoped because I was in the dark about any and all details. On the surface, especially from the Trailer, I thought I was getting a Western, which this is. What I didn't expect to get is a Black Comedy, which this definitely is. QT has never been one to write a straight up Black Comedy. Sure, there might be a funny bit here and there. But in The Hateful Eight, there were plenty of moments that were truly funny, but not in a punch-line, payoff joke way. It was about dialogue and how the lines were delivered, It was how scenes were shot or just the simple facial reaction to a moment that occurs on film to drive home the fact that we are being forced to laugh in the middle of some brutal violence on screen.

I haven't yet checked online to see what other people have thought or said about the movie because I just got finished watching the flick and came straight here to get my thoughts down so as not to be persuaded or biased by other peoples point of views regarding the film. But half way through the flick, it dawned on me that The Hateful Eight is essentially a remake of Reservoir Dogs in a lot of ways which is the last thing I was expecting and yet I welcomed it wholly when I started making connections throughout the flick. All the QT hallmarks are there to make this vintage QT, from the writing, dialogue, camera shots. It's all there and more. If you are a fan of his, you will definitely dig this for sure. Definitely worth checking out. A great cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern shows that QT really does have a knack for getting the right actors to play their respective parts. The only reason why this only gets 4 Stars from me is the excessive use of the N-Bomb. I expect a few per QT film, but this one was just way too much.
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Re: The Hateful Eight (2015)
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2016, 12:46:16 am »
I can't believe you hadn't seen this until now!  I will say that this is a great example of a movie worth waiting for, because once you watch it, even though it's three hours (and doesn't feel it), you wanna watch it again!

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Re: The Hateful Eight (2015)
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2016, 04:32:21 am »
Completely agree with both of you.

Good will power Chip. That no doubt made your movie watching experience that much better.
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Re: The Hateful Eight (2015)
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2016, 10:39:39 am »
5 Ways ‘The Hateful Eight’ Is Similar to ‘Reservoir Dogs’



Good read, but I'm surprised that whoever wrote this comparison didn't include the one thing that was the epitome of how both films stand side by side and that's The Commode Story Vs. The Chester Story wherein both Main Characters tell the other characters on screen (and the audience) a captivating story that uses flashbacks interspersed throughout the story unfolding in real time. There are a few other minor similarities that should have been noted in the above comparison link, but Commode / Chester was the biggest omission. Still a good read and fast read though.
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