Tuesday, April 10, 2007

"Grindhouse" blues

What you should know about "Grindhouse" is that it's more of a critic's movie than a regular person's movie.

Critics love that Tarantino and Rodriguez have raised the exploitation films to a works of art ... and, as art, they work.

But they're not really movies. You won't get emotionally invested in anything or anyone. It's not "Pulp Fiction," which was not only an homage to the genre but raised it to a great movie.

"Grindhouse" gives us plenty of cheap thrills, and a few laughs (especially in the fake coming attractions), but neither of the double-features ("Planet Terror" and "Deathproof") feels like a movie movie.


At 8:40 AM, Blogger logic11 said...

I don't know. At the end of Death Proof everyone in the theatre with me stood up and cheered. I can't remember the last time I saw that happen at a movie.


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