Well when I went to watch Volume 1 with 2 of my mates, both of them liked it. They thought it was cool, and enjoyed the action and looked forward to the next volume. I went to see Volume 2 with 7 other people (including one the guys that came with me to watch Volume 1) and they all HATED it. During the movie they kept shouting things out like “How fucking lame is this” and “What the fuck?” it was really sad. Than when the last scene came on with Bill and Beatrix talking, they proceeded to throw popcorn and chocolates around the place and kept shouting “Borring” at the screen. It was fuckin’ awful. I too, like them came out of the cinema hating that movie and I was like “Fuck, QT really fucked up that movie” I was like shivering man, I couldn’t believe it that Quentin Tarantino (presumably a God) fucked up a movie. That just didn’t happen, I was fuckin amazed. I especially despised that part where that Karen Wong (?) was reading that pregnancy box, I felt that was lame as hell. Then my mates for the duration of that day took the PISS out of the movie and kept complaining to me about it. But deep in my mind, I knew that I would eventually love the movie (like I did with Volume 1 because when I first saw it I didn’t like it and now it is like in my top 5 movies) Anyway, i then kept watching the copy I had at home which I didn’t wanna watch before, for obvious reasons. And like on my 2nd viewing, I began to LOVE the movie. For the record, Kill Bill (both volumes) is my most watched movie of all time (even though i like Pulp Fiction better!!)
What I have noticed is that only Tarantino fans love his movies. Only Tarantino fans know what he is referencing, and where he was coming from and why he did what and how he did what etc etc. We know all these answers (and seek them out if we don’t) and that’s why we love his movies. Now these mainstreamers, they don’t know jack shit about QT, and many of them haven’t even heard of a Spaghetti Western. I have to explain to them why the scene with Pai Mei was shot like that and why it looked like how it did and so forth. So because we know more than the average movie-goer, we appreciate QT’s work more and tend to love his films more. along with the dialogue and music and the coolness, we also like the way he shot this and the reason why he did that and the ‘little details’. Than you get those mainstreamers who do actually like his movies still not knowing why he does what he does and what he is referencing etc, and so like his movies because of dialogue and style and coolness and such (as we do)
I don’t want to go on and on bout this shit but, I have converted many an average-movie goer to a Tarantino fan simply because I have explained to them all the little details. They then begin to see the genius of it and ultimately fall in love with it.
However, as unfortunate as it is, there are those who know exactly everything about the man and his movies as we do but proceed to call him a ‘stealer’ who can’t come up with something original and who just ‘homeages’ other movies (damn bastards make me so angry!!)