He gives it two and a half star. What's interesting: I've never thought of the DEATH PROOF girls as lesbians. Ebert is a grumpy old man, and very ill. So eventually I liked his review.
I think it's a very good review. The "Pause and Overdrive" comment was spot on.
"If Tarantino tells you about the last time he ate an Italian beef sandwich, you want to film it in 70mm"ROTFL!!Now the girls in DP are lesbians? WTF?! Cmon Rodge! Thats a bit off.Abby has a ponytail in DP but Tura Satana doesnt have one in Faster Pussycat. When does Mikes testicle get crushed? Does he mean that shot of Arlenes foot in his crotch during the lapdance? Oh well. Rodge isnt well and hes trying.
He's not talking about Mike's testicles in Death Proof. He's talking about Planet Terror when Abby steps on the testicle on the ground.
Oops, I mustve misread it.
Note that he gave two and a half stars to Grindhouse not Death Proof, and he said he liked Death Proof more than Planet Terror. Meaning that as a stand alone movie, he probably would have given DP something like 3 stars.
"After failing in theaters as a double bill, 'Grindhouse' was split by the Weinsteins into two shorter films."Now while this is technically correct (timeline), this sentence again suggests that the split of Grindhouse is DUE TO the failure at the box office, which is WRONG. Contrary to popular belief, the split outside of the UK and US was decided long before the US release.I disagree about the dialogue being too long, and the pacing (he calles it "Pause and Overdrive") worked perfectly for me.
can't emphasize this enough, but watching it more than 5 times on one weekend, having helluva lot of fun, I don't take people too serious who give it 2 and a half stars. what's the criteria this is measured against? dr zhivago?i'll be watching death proof tomorrow evening and i'll dedicate the evening to roger "two and a half testicles" ebert
Oh come on guys. You know you were all sucking Ebert's dick when he gave blazing reviews to Pulp, Jackie and Kill Bill. Now he's suddenly a critic who has lost it?I actually love reading Ebert's reviews, even when I don't agree with them. I find them fun and his arguments are for the most part well thought out.
I give that review 1 and a half testicles hangin way down!
This part: "Grindhouse" is both impressive and disappointing. From a technical and craft point of view it is first-rate; from its standing in the canon of the two directors, it is minor. And I wonder what the point is when two of Tarantino's women are obsessed with "Vanishing Point" (1971), a movie Tarantino obviously treasures. It explains the appearance in the movie of a 1970 Dodge Challenger, but is an explanation really necessary? Hell, I had a '57 Studebaker Golden Hawk, and it spoke for itself. We feel like the dialogue is movie-buff jargon overheard in a Park City saloon." .....is a fucking rant. If that fuck knew anything he'd be making movies and not criticizing them. What skills do you really need to sit your fat-ass in a chair and watch a movie? The 1970 Challenger's explanation was necessary as it was intended to separate it's appearance from The Dukes of Hazzard or Meet Joe Dirt. In summary, I give it four testicles.....the two connected to the large penis that is nailing his stupid ass and his shriveled up pair that have absolutely no purpose whatsoever.go ahead Scarface.....make my day.
Lets not be too hard on Rodge. I like him for the most part, hes always been very good to QT actually. Critics cant make movies, thats why they stay critics. Actually Roger wrote a few film scripts with Russ Meyer, so he has been part of that world too. Take the stuff he says with a grain of salt. No need to start pissing on his head for a few little negative pokes. Also The Dukes of Hazzard was a Dodge Charger (like Mikes in the second half) not a Challenger. Not sure about the one in Joe Dirt. I never really bothered to watch it. Vanishing Point is referenced twice really. The whole Jungle Julia DJ-radio show/Butterfly substory is QTs little spin on the Kowalski/Super Soul storyline from VP.
charger, challenger....same mopar bullshit to me.
I pretty much agree with Rogde. While I like the movie in some ways I was let down too. I guess I expected too much. When one makes a movie that mirrors bad movies you have to like bad movies to love DP. I like to watch these bad movies to laugh at them but I didnt want to laugh at how bad some parts of DP was/is. The Pick of Destiny had a better car chase and the second half had the worst dialogue Ive heard in a long time. I guess you have to be a fanboi to not be able to find any faults with this one. Fanbois
I have better things to do.
I was just installing some pickups in a guitar that are called "dirty harry"...I had that slogan in mind when I wrote that.
His official ratings are:Grindhouse 2 1/2 stars (thumbs down)Planet Terror 2 stars (thumbs down)Death Proof 3 stars (thumbs up)
Damn. You really think so? Man... alright. I guess you're entitled to your opinion.
It was a pretty kick ass car chase man. The way they jump that ramp and the car flips through the air. And no one can bitch that it was CGI. In DP there was not hardly any car stunts in the last car chase. (See below for more details) It was simply one car following another. Thats not very exciting to me and I dont see why people say it was sooooooo awesome. Can anyone point out what made it special and far better than any other car chase? The ending was sick for sure. White Lightning has a way better car chase if you ask me. Seeing Burt standing there as the police car sails over his head is just the best and unexpected!Sidenote: The Marine had a car chase that was much better with no CGI involved. Im not saying either (POD or T Marine, WRESTLING!) was a better movie but to me there was nothing awesome about the car chase in DP. It had a girl on the hood instead of a guy. Nice twist I guess. TJ hooker rode a hood in every tv episode so I find it rather cliche and boring. The car drove through a movie sign too. On TJ Hooker it was always some boxes stacked up precariously on the sidewalk. Now thats how its done damn it! And where the hell were the moving guys, carrying something across the road ( like a pane of glass) for the cars to crash thru? Thats just fuckin standard in any car chase. QT simply got lazy! DP is like an Episode of TJ Hooker with a bit of blood thrown in and no Shatner, no pane of glass and no boxes! I think Shatner should sue QT for ripping off his show and doing a shitty job of it as well! Couldnt they afford to get Shatner to ride the hood? What a JIP!Perhaps QT can go back latter and CGI in some boxes and some moving men and maybe even add a CGI Shatner. Kick ass!
Knowxvill, shut up and go watch som Michael Gay movies