Title: The Hateful Eight
Rating: 2 Stars
The entire movie essentially takes place in two sets, the stage coach and Minnie’s Haberdashery. With the verbal pyrotechnics typical of Tarantino, it seemed like I was watching a play instead of a movie.
As typical with Tarantino, it makes heavy use of the ‘n-word’. A fellow moviegoer expressed misgivings at this, which I share. Tarantino seems to think that he’s a honorary black person or something like that which makes it OK for him to use it, but I think that it’s wearing thin.
Also, as is typical with Tarantino, the denouement comes with buckets, no gallons, of blood.
The N-word overuse and the buckets of blood are now officially overused. Hopefully between Django Unchained and Hateful Eight, he has exhausted these ideas and is ready to try something different.
Like with Pulp Fiction, he plays slight narrative games and makes it slightly non-linear. Not to the extent of Pulp Fiction, but after we’re more than halfway through the movie, he plays back how this situation actually developed.
I had to sit in the front row due to the fact that we had had minor chaos getting to the theater on time. Not a bit deal, but it did make for uncomfortable viewing.
All in all, it was a good movie. It did not leave me enthralled in my seat like Pulp Fiction or Inglorious Basterds.