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Death Proof sucks!!!

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Finally saw Death Proof what a load of crap.

Spoilers...

They have Stuntman Mike who is so cool, killing some of the most annoying girls on the face of the planet. Then they have even more annoying ghetto talking ******s take him out!

What a load!!! He had more experience, they took him out too easy. Then it ended so stupidly.

Waste of money! Waste of film.

Boo!
 
I didn't like Death Proof either. Talk about self-indulgent narcissism. Approximately 2 hours of my life I'll never get back. Damn you, Tarantino!
 
It was like a 2 and a half hour foot fetish movie, man.
 
yeah, easily the worst tarantino movie, and one of the worst films of the last few years.
 
Some interesting conversation from the other thread, you can disagree but please post valid opinions, as the posters in these posts have so done....

What in god's name is wrong with you people? A little bit of violence and **** and you completely glance over an amazing movie like Death Proof? Don't get me wrong I enjoyed Planet Terror like I enjoy most of Rodriguez's movies by disconnecting myself from the story, and just enjoying it scene by scene however, he doesn't ever actually make a good movie, perhaps it's because he's a lousy scriptwriter. Planet Terror isn't even really a B-Movie, B-Movies were B-Movies because they didn't have a budget, so there wasn't death and blood every 5 seconds. The reason Death Proof was awesome is because it's exactly what a B-Movie is like, usually has a big star within a rather poorly budgeted film in which they filled the scenes in between the one or two action sequences they had with needless banter. However Quentin Tarrantino uses these spots to display hilarious banter as well as delving deeper into the characters so that we actually give a **** about them. In the first half, we're sadden that these characters are ripped from it and aren't even able to finish their character arcs, which leads to the most awesome ending ever! The second bit is simply Quentin's control of the camera, is awesome! My friend and I jaws were on the floor by the end of the movie since everyone was saying how much better Planet Terror compare to Death Proof when it was the opposite.

In REsponse to the above post:

bull s--t. I already explained this, sir. Death Proof is not a Grindhouse film. Grindhouse films don't have people talking for an hour without anything happening. True, there wasn't the budget for action scenes but there was enough of a budget for fights scenes, sex, and nudity. Just go watch Coffy and Foxy Brown for example!
-Though there's no way a grindhouse movie could ever be anywhere like Planet Terror

But his banter is no better than those B-movies to come before. The dialogue is atrociously BORING, and has entirely misplaced "stylish" for insessantly vulgar. It's entirely disinteresting, and the characters are loathsome at best.

In Response to Prognosticator:

Loathsome? I liked this because it gave Quentin the chance to experiment with a flawed plot structure in much the same way it gave Micheal Mann a chance to experiment with Miami Vice. I mean in the begninning of Death Proof you have these normal characters... The self-absorbed and obnoxious ****, the snobby needs-to get laid one, and the jealous *****. Then you have stunt-man mike, that king of cool... As that story flows, you get to like the characters for their idiosycrancies, as well as enjoying the f'ing cheese of it all, then is displayed the ill car that's death proof. Halfway through these characters arcs, there violently killed, leaving much hate for Stuntman Mike... There something savage in that, I like how if you dig a little deeper there some wonderful subtext and really gives you a feeling for death and how it is, in that sense of life being cut short.

However, here is where the flawed plot structure works in, the next 3 characters are more or less periphery since this is just the death of stunt-man mike, and revenge on that character. Like I know it creates that disconnect because it sort of like two mini-movies in one but by being a self-proclaimed B-Movie it gives it an excuse to do something cool like this. And now in this second half your introduced to three new women who you also grow to like and truely hope they don't meet the same demise as the last three women, leading to the ultimate satisfaction at the kick ass ending. Also Stuntman Mike turning out to be a big ***** was awesome. I can completely understand why people didn't like it, but I felt Quentin took a real risk here and push his talents, instead of just doing the same ol'same thing which is what Robert Rodriguez did... As per usual terrible story which is jsut an excuse for cool action scenes.
 
Death Proof was great, this thread sucks.
 
Death Proof sucked. One of the worst movies of 2007. Planet Terror FTW!
 
I liked Planet Terror, but Death Proof was okay, Kurt was cool :up:
Grindhouse as a whole package ****ing rocked.
 
Death Proof was easily the worst movie I saw last year. Most annoying protagonists ever.
 
Death Proof was kitsch, but Stuntman Mike wasn't cool. He was a sociopathic killer. Up there with Ted Bundy. He got was he deserved and those ladies did have the chops to do him in. So cool!
 
Wasn't that bad.
I guess he just wanted to emphasize the cowardly nature of serial killers when taken out of their control zone?
It was a bit too "girl power" for me, I have a tendency to root for the antagonist and find it lame when they are dispatched so easily when the buildup is big.
 
Wasn't that bad.
I guess he just wanted to emphasize the cowardly nature of serial killers when taken out of their control zone?
It was a bit too "girl power" for me, I have a tendency to root for the antagonist and find it lame when they are dispatched so easily when the buildup is big.
I agree, and honestly the girls mostly got on my nerves; particularly the ones from the second half (except Zoe Bell, she didn't bug me actually).
 
deathproof was awesome.....

this thread is useless
 
I didn't like Death 'cause it was one hour of pretty much introducing the bad guy... Nothing from that first movie (that ended up being a lot more interesting that the rest of the film) is connected to the second half, except for Mike... He could have killed a whole different set of girls, on an entire different setting, and it would have been the same for the second half...

One hour introduction is too long :(
 
what a way to go though, getting beaten up like that by 3 purty women!
 
Death Proof sucked! Tarantino has been on downward slope for years.
 
I honestly dont see people's problem with Death Proof, i think its a ****ing great movie that even stands up very to repeat viewings IMO.

I dont see why so many people dislike it, i personally thinks its a great movie.
 
Finally saw Death Proof what a load of crap.

Spoilers...

They have Stuntman Mike who is so cool, killing some of the most annoying girls on the face of the planet. Then they have even more annoying ghetto talking ******s take him out!

What a load!!! He had more experience, they took him out too easy. Then it ended so stupidly.

Waste of money! Waste of film.

Boo!
I agree, I hated both Grindhouse movies. Only the action was good but everything else sucked hard.
 
I personally find most Tarantino to be pretty bad. He has no sense of originality. He rips something off entirely and then hides behind the wall of "homage." But there is a thin line between homage and plagarism, Tarantino crosses it.

That being said, neither of the Grindhouse movies really did it for me.
 
what a way to go though, getting beaten up like that by 3 purty women!

You said it. And in the next film, they'll take out his inbred brother - Stuntman Bob! :woot: That bastard better watch out!
 

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