So, after dropping of Grandmaster W and his entourage and driving back Woody to the office, I stopped by the local gas station and snapped up a copy of Death Proof, Quentin Tarantino's latest flick. Now I won't make excuses, but there wasn't many movies to choice from, I didn't read the cover before I bought it, I've heard it was a good movie in the old Tarantion style, I was young and needed the money, etc, etc. The fact remains that I ended up at a buddy's place with a movie I though was on pair with Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill. Even if I knew old Quentin has released a lot of movies of "less then average quality".
So what did I get? Well, the movie is 1:46, and it starts of with four girls in a Sex And The City setting (except, believe it or not, S&TC is funnier) with what is suppose to be a cool dialogue about sex, men and such (which was so obvious written by a man). So this goes on for about 50 minutes, and if I hadn't been such a big looser, I should have turned it off after 10 minutes. To make things even worse, the movie has a 70's vibe on clothes, car, music and scenery (completed with grainy effects and flickering colors to simulate "old film"), but the girls still have brand new cell phones and iPods.
Anyway, enter Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) which act as a kind of a butt ugly Mr. Big for about 10 minutes. Then the girls leave in their car, and Mighty Mike deliberately crashes his car into theirs and killing all four girls. All within a couple of minutes. End of story.
Over to four new girls in a different state. In a Sex And The City setting (except, believe it or not, S&TC is funnier) with what is suppose to be a cool dialogue about sex, men and such (which was so obvious written by a man). So this goes on for about 30 minutes, and if I hadn't been such a completely looser, I should have turned it off ages ago and been on my way home by now. But did I? Nooo... I watched the whole thing. And again, enter Mighty Mike, which again tries to kill these girls by crashing his car into them. But what he doesn't know that two of the girls are stunt women! Ta-da! Guess what? The girls crash into HIS car and kill him after a 10 minutes car chase.
To summarize: Two thumbs down. An all time low for Mr. Tarantion.