JDINCINERATOR last edited by
I don't like the term "overrated" but if there was on film director that fits the bill seamlessly it'd be it'd be Quentin Tarantino himself. I want to enjoy Tarantino's films but I think many of his films are style over substance. Anybody feel the same way? If you don't feel the same way what do you enjoy about his films?
paulmci27 last edited by
His first 3 films are genre classics & will go down in history as so. I could take or leave his movies after that he definitely needs a good script editor & he has became more self indulgent over the years. As for style over substance, that's more of a discription than a critique. It's like saying that movies all substance over style. If that's what the directors intention was then it's a success.
JDINCINERATOR last edited by
@paulmci27 Ok if it was the director's intention to be style over substance then to them it might be a success but not to some.
Phbz last edited by
I enjoy his movies, Pulp Fiction being one of my all time favourites. But for the most part his work is just fine.
Scotty last edited by
My favourite thing about Tarantino is his talent for the dialogues. I can watch 10 minutes conversation between two characters of him and not get bored at all. His movies feels fluent even in the long dialogue scenes which not a lot of director can achieve and bore the audience. Also dialogues of him are usually get my curiosity besides the movie too.
DIPSET last edited by
I love every single one of them pretty much. I wanted to jump in with Tokyo Slim when he was on Reaction Shots Podcast because I needed to defend Death Proof's honour.
Speaking of underrated, Chris Penn's performance in True Romance!! His character plays a cop who just doesn't give a fuck that he's likely going to get people killed making them go undercover. It's just too funny and rarely get's mentioned as one of Tarantino's better characters.
TheMarcV last edited by
Yeah, I'm a big fan. Like other's Pulp is easily one of my favorite films of all time. I agree with @Scotty as well, his dialogue is so well written and I think that also leaves little moments for these fantastic actors to put a little spin on a scene too. I slight nod or gesture can really bring a scene together, my favorite being in Pulp when the wolf tries the coffee and just gives the nod. We already know the coffee is good, the wolf is a man of few words so we don't need him to say anything, the nod tells us all.
I would agree that some of the more recent films weren't as strong. Hateful Eight and Hollywood didn't do much for me but I loved Django and still enjoy the films I didn't care for as much. I enjoy his work, I'll watch whatever he wants to make but my enjoyment of his films vary. I can also understand why people don't like his stuff as much as well.
Ringedwithtile last edited by
I think his stuff is pretty indulgent and derivative, but I like some of his films. Jackie Brown rocks, and a couple of his others I have a lot of appreciation for, but his latter work is a little too cute and self-aware in its handling of genre and history. He was a director I liked when I was 13 or so for his 'coolness', and I guess I've outgrown them, or at least can't appreciate them for that reason any more.
bard91 last edited by
Tarantino is one of my favorite directors period, I'm not gonna make a big argument on why but Inglorious Bastards and Django are a couple of my favorite films, and Once Upon a Time and Pulp Fiction are not far behind.
I love his style, his passion and I find his movies incredibly entertaining and superbly well done, I could watch any of them at any time pretty much, so yeah from my perspective he is held where he should be, among the greatest directors ever.