Will you go see the new Quentin Tarantino film?

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  1. Infern0

    Infern0 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    He's coming under heavy, heavy fire from the media lately because he made males the main characters in his new film and not Margot Robbie and supposedly it objectives women because Margot is portrayed as being attractive.

    Many are saying there is no room for QT in a post me too movement as his movies have nothing to do with empowering women.

    Do you agree or will you pay to see this film.
     
  2. Kai "the spy"

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    Oh, I'm gonna go see it. It's Tarantino, of course I'm gonna see it. Plus, he made Bruce Lee one of the characters. Film's gonna take another three weeks to be released in Germany, though, so I'll have to wait

    Now, not having seen the movie yet, so theoretically it might very well be a misogynistic shitshow, but I honestly don't think it's like that. It may have to do with the historical setting, as the late 60s were the time of sexual revolution, when certainly in the entertainment industry women were all about being sexually attractive and daring. Maybe some people were hoping for a kind of revisionist revenge fantasy like "Inglorious Basterds" and "Django Unchained", where Sharon Tate would kick the shit out of Charles Manson, and if it's not that, then the movie failed in their eyes.

    But Tarantino already made his female revenge fantasy movie more than fifteen years ago, it was called "Kill Bill". He did it again a few years later with "Death Proof". He's done that, so I can see why he wouldn't want to just do that again.
    He also made "Jackie Brown", more than twenty years ago. So I wouldn't say his movies have nothing to do with empowering women.

    He also never quite fit the times. He may have started a trend of "cool" gangster movies in the 1990s after "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction", but he always did his own thing, not much caring about current trends in the business, and he always found his audience.

    And, finally, even if there really was "no room for QT in a post me too movement", he already announced that he'd do one more movie and then retire.
     
  3. od0_ital

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    I already saw it, Thursday afternoon.
     
  4. mos6507

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    QT has ALWAYS been a magnet for criticism. Always. Usually it had to do with his approach to violence. But now #MeToo wants to lynch him or at least coax him into an early retirement. Even though I don't like some of his tendencies, he just follows his muse wherever it takes him, and I admire that courage in this cultural climate of pressuring films to conform to strict ideological litmus-tests. Some of the greatest art is created when it cuts against the grain of the cultural status-quo. It's probably all the better for him to be seen as an outcast again as he was becoming a bit too "establishment" lately.
     
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  5. JirinPanthosa

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    Yeah, I’ll see it. Not every movie has to espouse my views on gender issues or toe the cultural progressive line.

    It’s not an artist’s job to show me a sanitized politically neutral view of the world, it’s an artist’s job to show me his own.
     
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  6. BillJ

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    Not on my own, but my wife is a fan of his work. So we’ll likely see it at some point.
     
  7. Relayer1

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    I haven't paid to see a Tarantino film for decades. Haven't even watched stuff like Jackie Brown or Kill Bill on TV.

    I'll go and see his Trek movie as I always go and see Trek movies. The last one I liked was The Undiscovered Country...
     
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  8. EnderAKH

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    Eh, Tarantino's not my cup of tea, so I would not see this movie in theaters either way. Movies like Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and Jackie Brown just never clicked with me. I liked Kill Bill, and I haven't seen Hateful Eight or Django Unchained yet. Inglorious Basterds, I enjoyed Christoph Waltz's performance, but the rest of the movie left me cold, especially the bizarre rewriting of the end of World War 2. I recognize he is a talented writer and director and understand why people enjoy his work, it just isn't for me.
     
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  9. JirinPanthosa

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    The ads make it look like he’s making fun of himself for the fan pleasing endings of historical events. That scene where DiCaprio is watching a movie with a guy taking a flamethrower to the upper management of the Nazi regime. Tarantino is explicitly making fun if himself there.

    Someone on another board suggested that the Lincoln Letter in H8ful Eight was an analogy to Django Unchained. A phony retelling of history to flatter modern sensibilities. And in the first draft the letter was supposed to be real.
     
  10. Kelso

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    Yes, I would.

    In fact, I've seen it twice.
     
  11. Galileo7

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    Yes, this film and his Star Trek too.:biggrin:
     
  12. Tosk

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    I'll check it out on Blu-ray. (That's not a jab, I've never bothered with his stuff at the cinema.)
     
  13. grendelsbayne

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    I will (probably) see the movie eventually. I won't see it in theaters as I never have seen a Tarantino movie in theaters and I don't see much why I would ever want to. Tarantino movies can be very interesting and provocative, but I go to the movies (paying 11-13 euros a ticket plus drinks) to have fun and his movies aren't fun. This particular Tarantino movie also just doesn't interest me even half as much as his other work. The trailer was some serious weak tea. I'm bored with Hollywood's self-referential tendencies.
     
  14. Damian

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    You know, it's funny in a way, but I've never been a big Tarantino fan. Funny I say because I usually like directors like him, that have a reputation for being a certain type of director. I love Paul Thomas Anderson movies for instance (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Inherent Vice, etc.). And M. Night Shyamalan, at least when he's in his element and not doing movies like The Last Airbender or After Earth. And of course Alfred Hitchcock...the greatest director ever to walk this earth and Stanley Kubrick. But QT...his movies have something that just don't do it for me.

    Now that being said, yes, I would go see a Star Trek movie directed by QT. That's partly because I will always go see a Star Trek film no matter who was directing it. It has nothing really due to QT. I have to admit being a bit curious as to what kind of Star Trek movie he would make also.

    Edit: Oops, I just realized this is about the QT movie that is currently out. My bad...I saw some news recently about his planned Star Trek film and mistakenly thought this was about that. I just now read some of the other comments and realized this is about his movie currently out. But I'll leave my comments about the Star Trek film. Regarding QT's current film---no I don't plan on seeing it in the theater. Maybe later...partly because QT films don't interest me a whole lot usually.
     
  15. Infern0

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    I don't get Quentin tarrintino

    One of his movies they talked about pot bellies for 3 minutes

    I didn't get it, but I'm uncultured
     
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  16. JirinPanthosa

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    Genre deconstruction dude!
     
  17. Armus

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    I have never seen any one his movies. From what I gather, his films contain a lot of violence and a lot of depravity and a lot of talking. Call me old fashioned but that doesn't sound like the Star Trek I want to watch. That's not to say he couldn't make an entertaining film if he tried hard.



     
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  18. RPOW0614

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    I saw it yesterday and want to post but I don't see a spoiler tag here and can't figure out how to do it in the editor.

    See it if you are a fan of Tarantino, it's a very "Tarantino" film.
    Rent it otherwise, you won't miss much on the small screen.
     
  19. mos6507

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    I really think the movie should be classified as a Galaxy Quest nostalgic homage/satire with a dose of black comedy. Tonally it's the lightest and least graphically violent of any of his movies despite the Manson angle. So anyone who has shied away from his films in the past would probably be surprised how digestible this is.
     
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  20. Kai "the spy"

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    Click the +, there's a menu.
     
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