Friday, December 25, 2015

The Hateful Eight Movie Review

Samuel L. Jackson stars in The Hateful Eight

Ain't Love Grand?

IMDb Plot: In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive? Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demi├ín Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern and Channing Tatum.

There's no denying Tarantino's ability/prowess as a filmmaker: The Hateful Eight (70 mm Roadshow) is magnificent to look at, with moments of brilliance. It's also funny (in spots) and has everything a die-hard Tarantino fan could ask for. Unfortunately, that means carte blanche (over)use of the n-word. Note to Tarantino: Shut up already. You're (terribly) ill-equipped to lecture anyone on race. His eighth film takes forever to heat-up; and when it does, it's boyishly unveiled in gore, guts and degradation. Jackson almost saves the day (he's freakin' awesome, no?) but someone needs to tell his director to "grow up."

GradeC+ (Hands down, the most difficult film to grade this year. The vulgarity alone, merits an F; yet parts of the film are downright superb.)