Big Tarantino fan here. And I tried watching this before on dvd, and didn't get past the first 15 mins, as it seemed to be TRYING too hard to be a Tarantino movie, using what felt like forced Hip Dialogue, almost felt like someone else was directing.
Anyway tried again recently and even though the first 15 mins were still annoying the film turned out to be a pretty good B Movie homage as was intended.
Once Kurt Russell's character Stuntman Mike comes onto the scene, the pace picks up and you are left with a Stunning Car crash in that story.
The second story has a new bunch of ladies, who are far more engaging than the first batch. And this leads to the finale of the film.
Performances wise Kurt Russell was pure nasty as Stuntman Mike, would be good to see him in more movies.
The rest of the cast was okay and I guess they fit the bill for what was required.
Death Proof was part of the Grindhouse enterprise between Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. I found it better than Rodriguez's Planet Terror, but actually found MACHETE which was another B Movie for which a fake trailer was created during the Grindhouse enterprise be the best of the bunch..
Every Tarantino film I have seen from Reservoir Dogs to Inglorious Basterds, has been in my opinion Brilliant or a Classic and have watched them all more than once.
Deathproof on the other hand was good fun, but for me doesn't have the same repeat value as the others, hence the 3 star rating based on his past movies.
Cheesy Tongue In Cheek Fun
Cool Opening Credits, lot of Style, rubbish movie, rubbish acting (as it should be in this type of movie).
Robert Rodriguez is a genius. Overall Good Dirty Fun
Would have worked better as a 1 Hour Grindhouse Double Bill with Tarantino's Deathproof in a 1 Hour version aswell.