[quote]I think this film has absolutely nothing to do with optimism nor pessimism (spelling?). Personally, I don’t think QT was trying to convey a message to the viewers, but if he was. I would have to say the theme of the movie is Crime doesn’t pay off in the end. Look what happens to Vincent Vega, Marsellus, Tony Rocky Horror, etc. They all end up being shot, raped, or thrown out of a window, due to crime. I do believe if this movie had a theme, it would share the same theme as Reservoir Dogs.[/quote]
I’d have to agree with deliveryman on this one. Except I think the message is get out while you still can. I am using Macbeth as an example. If your rise to power is bloody, than your demise will be bloody as well. I’m sure if these characters were real than Marsellus would eventully be killed, somehow. Like he would piss off the wrong person. And yea, Vince Vega did get his ass handed to him by butch…That musta sucked, to get shot right after taking a shit. It was sort of funny though. Call me immature, but I like it how Tarrantino can make violence so god damn funny. I mean honestly who gets shot RIGHT after the crapper? But yea, back unto topic. Butch and Jules both get out, and end up living. There is also themese of redemption as people have said in this post. For instance when Marsellus allows butch to go when he saves him from his ass raping. Vince ends up dying, and he was the one questioning Jules on why he was leaving. Also, when Jules tells Honey Bunny and Pumpkin to just leave, and just gives him his cash I thought he was trying to be a noble man. So yea, I think the overall message is crime doesn’t pay, and to get the fuck out while you still can.