Sunday, February 7, 2010
RESERVOIR DOGS (1992)
Yeah, yeah I know everyone and their mother has seen this one. It propelled Tarantino towards that ultimate fanboy status and all that crap. Looking at it now seeing where Tarantino ended up is kinda weird. I mean personally I think after KILL BILL it's been all downhill. Some might argue it but I think by that point he had reached his high point. The best thing about this movie is that it tells its story in about 90 minutes. There's actually stuff that was edited out, imagine that. It succeeds in building an uneasy feeling towards it's climax. Yeah there's plenty of talking but it works in a much smoother fashion than in his later work, at least for me. It's also successful in making everyone cool in a somewhat believable fashion unlike a bunch of females sitting around talking like movie-nerds as in DEATH PROOF. If you have never seen this then you're probably too young to remember when it was still fresh anyway.