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Movie Review: The Hateful 8 brutal, Violent and Bleak!

Movie Review: The Hateful 8  brutal, Violent and Bleak!

The Hateful Eight can boast not only of its legendary director, Quentin Tarantino, but also the Hollywood Star Cast, which includes such popular actors as Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen, Channing Tatum, Tim Roth, Damien Bichir.

On our website you can find different information about the sensational film. How about what is hidden between the lines? What Tarantino would like to show? This article is uncovered the other side of the movie. The surprising twists of plot and stunning characters will certainly help to sort out all intricate ideas of Tarantino!

This is the eighth film in Tarantinos mindblowing ouevre of spotlighting wickedness. And it doesnt disappoint despite its running length and old fashioned 70 mm format, possibly as homage to 70s cinema. Clocking three hours, The Hateful 8 is a Western set in post-Civil War Wyoming and Tarantinos longest film with the exception of Kill Bill which was screened in two parts. The Horrible 8 is also brutal, violent and bleak and could well have been titled And then there were none.

The lenfant terrible of cinema tells the story on his own terms. A voice over narrates the story in vintage Tarantino style- chapter by chapter. The first half had set me wondering if QT had wandered into another genre: lots of talk, very little violence except for the punches that are thrown badass Daisys (Jennifer Jason Leigh) way. ) Is this how you treat women she asks Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson, amazing), a decorated Unionist war vet whos now a bounty hunter in the company of fellow bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell, awesome) Ruth is transporting Daisy to the town of Red Rock to be hanged. I dont recall the Majors response but many; if not all African-American men abused their womenfolk as recorded (fictionally) in Alice Walkers The Colour Purple which was adapted for the screen by Steven Spielberg.

As the coach trundles along the snow-laden landscape(gorgeously shot by QTs five cameraman Robert Richardson), Ruth and Warren willy nilly accommodate a frozen straggler named Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins), a Confederate (pro-slavery state) loyalist whos also bound for Red Rock, to become the towns new sheriff. or so he says. See, nothing can be taken at face value and deception is the name for the game for everybody, well, almost. Moving at a pace as laggardly as the stagecoach, the narrative picks up in the second half inside the strangely deserted outpost known as Minnies Haberdashery to be punctuated, or should I say, riddled with surprising twists of plot and character. Also, more humor of the black variety and Tarantinos signature blood-and-gore.

Tarantino uses landscape to mirror the isolation of the characters while addressing themes of identity and human nature: Eight of his characters are vicious, twisted creatures. Only one, the stagecoach driver is innocent but doesnt make it. QT can be accused of nihilism, but Scripture tells us after all, that the rain falls on the just and unjust.

He also makes his characters use the word nigger ad nauseum, ad infinitum. But everyone knows QT is not racist! For, he invests Jacksons character with bravery, pride and intellect. (And let it be said, unforgiving vindictiveness.)

QT resolves the story at the Haberdashery with four of the characters, Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth) purportedly Red Rocks new hangman, cowboy Joe Gage (Michael Madsen), Mexican Senor Bob (Demian Bichir), and Daisys brother (Channing Tatum) succumbing to their blood lust while an old Confederate general named Smithers (Bruce Dern) gets done in by prejudice. Ennio Morricone amps up the narrative with a wonderful score. And I say to Tarantino, bring it on.

But how a about a little hope, faith and charity?