wells changes tune…from mps.com
"Wednesday’s lead piece about Quentin Tarantino’s KILL BILL advanced some questioning, mostly negative views set down in last weekend’s London OBSERVER article by Sean O’Hagan. The basic points in the piece (“So has Quentin Just Shot Himself in the Foot?”) are that (a) Tarantino has produced a let-down experience that amounts to “a crash course” in his Asian martial-arts cinematic obsessions, and (b) that it’s been weakened by Tarantino’s decision to not deploy his usual arch and sassy pop-flavored dialogue.
I’m under a review-embargo agreement, but have you ever read and heard so much negative stuff about a movie you’ve started to believe it’s your own negative stuff, and on top of this you’ve allowed your cynicism about the editing and selling of a film to affect your view of what this film may actually turn out to be? But then you finally see the film and you come out staggering and amazed and resolved never to let advance hype affect your expectations again? I’m not referring to anything specific, of course, but you know what I mean.
Never believe anything you read and only half of what you see. Unless you’ve just seen a movie that’s re-written and re-booted your programming and left you startled and turned around. Hypothetically speaking, that is"