Saturday, October 13, 2007

Death Proof - Film

Rating : 4.0/5

The latest film from writer/director Quentin Tarantino. It stars Kurt Russell as Stuntman Mike, an ex stuntman who gets his kicks from killing young girls in his "death proof" car. He basically spots a set of 3 or 4 girls he likes and follows them around for a while, getting to know them from a distance and taking photos of them. Sometimes he introduces himself before going after them, sometimes all they see is his car lurking before he goes in for the kill.

It's a pretty brutal film. The film takes a while to build up to the actual car chase scenes which are very well done. Stuntman Mike is such a creepy character and his car has a presence about it as well, Kurt Russell does a great job. The girls are all beautiful yet spunky, like in most Tarantino films. The dialogue is thick and fast, given with attitude and you really warm to the different characters, even Stuntman Mike later on a little.

It's funny and very well filmed, really capturing an older film era whilst still being in a modern setting. You get to see more of Taratino's foot and pot belly fetish with lots of close ups of feet and long legs. The bad reviews seemed mostly undeserved, it had the audience laughing and cringing in all the right places. Granted the dialogue isn't as memorable as Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, but it is still a damn fine film. Without telling you why or giving it away, I will just say I loved the ending. Definitely worth seeing on the big screen.


~ames~ said...

Oh I laughed so hard at the ending to this movie. Also, when that one girl goes flying into the bush and she said "I'm Ok!" I just found that so funny too.

Rhinoa said...

Yeah both of those bits had me laughing too! The creepiest part was when he licked that girls foot eww.