5 A movie for people who love moviesrobertdavi | 24/12/2007 | See all robertdavi's reviews (5)I have not written a review on here before, but having read the ignorant comments from the last so called "reviewer" i felt i owed it to the great QT. First off, this is not a movie for the standard movie going public, its a movie for film fans. I know that sounds strange, but here's my explanation. Tarantino himself is a self confessed film nerd. Him and RR (robert rodriguez, the other half of the grind house double bill genius) love their movies. They watched stuff that movie go-ers have never even heard of. These movie's were for lack of a better word, rubbish. Shown in tiny theaters in seedy back allys, they had terrible plots, silly characters and rubbish special effects, however, they were really fun and entertaining. QT and RR, have brought their love for these movies to the big screen. They have paid a wonderful homage buy bringing together their own projects as one. However, due to the lack of support shown for them when they were released as a grindhouse double feature, they were split up and released individually (in their longer original versions to recoup some of the lost investment, that sucks, but thats business) So here in its full glory is Tarantino's segment. Death Proof is a story of a deranged stunt man (the fantastic, over the top Kurt Russell) he hangs around bars and mows down beautiful girls in his DEATH PROOF car, and there you have it. thats the plot. Now, when you read this, you think, wow, i could have written that on the back of a beer mat, but the genius is in the detail. The slick stunts that accompany this film, are nothing short of breath-taking. The cars screech and scream, and when the action comes, it's edge of your seat stuff. However, it's not the action that makes the movie. the early scenes that introduce and build the characters, are shot very slowly. There are long scenes of dialogue, where your average viewer would declare that "nothing much is happening", but it's in these scenes that the real fleshing out of the characters is done. The scenes resemble the the slow build up pace of a Sergio Leone or Stanley Kubrick picture. The characters are given plenty of time to breath so that we can get to know them, and when the time comes and they are in peril, we genuinely care what happens to them. QT also finds time for some cool pop culture referencing (the girls car has the same color scheme as the pussy wagon from kill bill, also daryl hannah's whistling turns up as a ring tone, plus many more) as well as some cameos and small parts from previous actors and friends (Hostel director Eli Roth being one of the funniest, as well as QT himself) but it's not all for the film geeks (like myself). The action (when it comes) is fast, and the violence, although in small doses is sick and bloody. The fact that the movie is made by a guy with such clear love for what he is doing is refreshing. It's sad that a lot of people will over look this, because its "outside of the box". If you missed it or ignored it in the cinema, then now is a perfect chance to catch up on it, and don't forget to pick up RR's PLANT TERROR when it is finally released, so you can get the whole grindhouse experience of watching the movies back to back. I just feel that people that don't understand the point of movies they are watching should not be allowed to comment on the quality of them. Im sorry to write what seems like a complaint, but it felt needed in a year where one of the biggest selling dvds will be .. High school musical 2!!??!!????