Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Grindhouse- 2007, Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, Planet Terror stars Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Josh Brolon, Michael Biehn, Fergie, Quentin Tarantino, and Sayid from LOST.  Death Proof stars Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson, Rose McGowan, Sydney Poitier, Eli Roth, and Quentin Tarantino
He says-  Homage to exploitation double features of yore is long but a lot of fun.  Rodriguez offers an unabashedly gory mutant-zombie yarn with plenty of action and a memorable prosthetic for victim-turned-heroine McGowan.  Tarantino lingers on chick-power chatter before paying it off in his car-chase homage to Vanishing Point, with real-life stunt woman Zoe Bell earning her paycheck.  Faux trailers (by Rodriguez, Eli Roth, Rob Zombie, and Edgar Wright) are virtual replicas of '70's sleaze fare- more so than the features themselves.  Bruce Willis appears unbilled; other familiar faces are in the trailers.  Both features were expanded for separate release.  3 stars

I say-  I love this movie.  I own this one as well.  The first movie is awesome (Rodriguez of Sharkboy and Lavagirl fame), the trailers are great, but Tarantino's movie is slow until the very end.  It gets boring after being hit with so much fun.  Fortunately, once Kurt Russell starts chasing the girls the movie ends on a high note.  On a personal note, I would highly recommend getting the Blu-Ray complete version so you get all of the fun trailers.  3 and a half stars

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