Sorry if this has been posted before, but I haven’t read the whole forums.
Does anyone think that there are any protagonists in the movie at all? Now I know there are at least 3 stories, and each of them has their own main character, but are any of these main characters positive at all? I mean, Jules and Vincent are fucking FUNNY as all hell, and Vincent is really cool(and he can dance), but face it: they’re talking about burgers, then murdering three guys in the same scene; and Vincent is a smackhead, and no one likes a smackhead (except a smack dealer). They’re fucking murdering sociopaths who have obviously taken occupational theropy, and ended up as hitmen/oddjob doers.
Mia (although she doesn’t really have her own story, is definately a main character), is a cokehead tease, who is dating a completely immoral, violent, mob boss. She is pretty cool though.
Butch is the only person who has a chance at being a protagonist. He doesn’t throw away his pride and act like a prick and throw the fight. He does, still: keep the bribe, beat the other dude to death; Kill vincent, and then smile about it and turn on the radio; almost kill Marsellus while smiling and saying, “Big Boy.” By slashing Maynard, we accept that he is not only rightfully killing one messed up dude, but is also redeeming himself by saving Marsellus.
This story is full of anti-Heroes, no?
The auxilaries are definately not positive characters: Marsellus; Jimmy(who is revealed to be Jules’ ex-partner, working for marsellus); Bret, “Flock Of Seagulls”, and “the Fourth Guy” aren’t very moral, or smart, but maybe not that evil (unless you accept the theory that they are the devils helper in stealing Marsellus’ soul); Pumpkin(Ringo) and Honey-Bunny are dimestore robbers, and although we know they wouldn’t kill anyone, aren’t that great.
Does anyone see any other possible protagonists, or feel that these guys are good heroes?
This thread is definately an argumentative thread, so feel free to say why you disagree. Just know, flamers usually suck. Unless they’re classy.