I think the movie unravels the second Selma Hayek morphs into a vampire. For example, all this time is spent setting up the tension between George Clooney needing to keep his psycho brother off of Juliette Lewis. The hostage rape, Quentin's insanity, and the fact that Clooney's character gives Harvey Keitel his word, even when we've already seen that he can't control his brother, sets up this great tension. Then, in a flash, it's gone. That thread, along with everything interesting in the movie so far, is severed. It's a shame, because I think they could have kept the vampires and still made a good movie.