Saturday, May 12, 2007

Grindhouse: Planet Terror

Let's just say I hope "Death Proof" is better, cos this is old man's toss.

I don't know whether PT is intentionally bad or not, after all Rodriguez and Tarantino are going for the whole sleazy B-movie thing, but at the same time... it's just shit and ultimately it's a hell of a lot more disappointing because I know it's Rodriguez at the helm.

Now I didn't like Sin City either, but I LOVE the Mariachi series, From Dusk Till Dawn was cool and it's clear that RR has got a load of talent as a director, and that's where my confusion lies.

The composition in this film is incredible, it stands out, some of the shots are uber-fucking-awesome, but the script's shite, the acting for the most part is ridiculous (yes Rose) and it feels like just one big incohesive pile... is that on purpose? I don't know, it just made me hate it.

Unfortunately I haven't seen the Death Proof segment yet, but when I do I'll post it.

Planet Terror - 3/10


Mike Peter Reed said...

Did you see Shark Boy And Lava Girl yet then?

RR is following an accelerated Lucas role model - early maverick success and pushing the envelope ultimately resulting in forgettable pap later in his career.

Matt Grover said...

I've managed to resist the temptation of Shark Boy & Lava Girl so far, and I totally agree with the Lucas model.

Just been announced he's signed up to direct Barbarella tho, could be interesting