But that leaves about 100 minutes, tragically padded out with banal, repetitive, interminable speeches from the various women. It’s hard to recall, but snappy, smart dialogue was once Tarantino’s calling card.
He insists he hung out with these women, and “this is how girls talk”. Not quite, QT: this is how actresses talk when they know there’s a writer-director in the room, eagerly taking notes.
Their yakking is as tiresome as Tarantino’s habit of ramming his taste down audiences’ throats: the movie posters on every interior wall, the Joe Tex single lovingly framed on a jukebox â€“ and the mention of “the white 1970 Dodge Challenger with the 440 engine in Vanishing Point”, repeated three times. This compulsive need to show off his references smacks of control freakery.
Tarantino now seems less a personality, more a compendium of stridently voiced opinions about pop culture in human form. Once, he was the funny, geeky film buff who knew the most obscure titles in the video store. Now he’s a hectoring bore. Just the sort of person to make a film like Death Proof.
To each his own opinion but let me say this one is harsh. We won’t get into the same debatte over and over again. I’m part of those who enjoy this movie A LOT. I won’t repeat what I’ve already said on the movie but this critic is harsh, way too harsh.
Question to the author of this topic, do you really think this is true ? Did you lose your own passion for QT ?