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[Tarantino] Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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  1. VanityHalfBlack

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    Mike Moh is great.
    That and the Ranch scene and the ending for me.
     
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    I finally saw this.

    Why are people even arguing? This ENTIRE MOVIE WAS FICTION
    Brad Pitt's character is completely fictional and they wanted to make him a badass (ending finale scene)
    Yeah Bruce Lee was a real person but in a fictional story, you can make him a vampire or shoot fireballs out of his hands
    @Ziggy
    This is like when Mystique was going to shoot Richard Nixon in X Men

    Richard Nixon was a real person but Mystique is a completely fictional character

    If Bruce Lee fought Johnny Cage in the next Mortal Kombat movie, would people be outraged?
    And what if Bruce loses to Sub Zero?
     
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  3. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    You my friend, are a fan of true cinema.
     
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  5. VanityHalfBlack

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    Of all the QT movies, I think the most rewatchable ones are Reservoir,Pulp, and Jackie Brown. His other stuff are kinda whatever.
     
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    Inglorious Bastards is damn near his masterpiece.
     
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    This one is on my lower favorites as far as Quintin's movies go.

    But I think his intention is to win some oscars. It's a love letter to Hollywood. Hollywood love movies about itself; even if the subject is 'meh' to the general audience.
     
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    i watched it about half way... and gave up on it. aside from the bruce lee scene, it wasn't interesting. will wait for the next tarantino movie
     
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    Deckard Blade Runner

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    It disappointed me. After the big "bravo!" from some in the entertainment reviews industry, I expected better. Like you, I await the next one.
     
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    Rank it then..?
     
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    Pulp
    Romance
    Bastards
    Django
    Hollywood
    Hateful
    Reservoir
    Jackie
    Kung Fu 1 & 2
     
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    I need to watch this again -- the cast of the movie is just outrageous.
     
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    It's one of the most rewachable movies in the history of rewatchable movies.
     
  14. TimDuncanDonaut

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    I've an inkling how this list rank among critics and general fans. But this my personal list, so the items slot different than others. Most to least favorites.

    Hakeem tier
    • 1. Pulp Fiction (1994) - Several classic scenes. The dialogue is top notch. Wasn't afraid to jump between different timelines.
      • Bruce Willis and Ving Rhames basement scene.
      • Sam Jackson’s bible speech.
      • Chris Watkins' Gold Watch speech.
    • 2. Kill Bill Volume 1 (2003) -
      • Tarantino leveled up on his action sequences.
      • "pussy wagon"
      • The soundtrack.
      • Gogo Yabari
    • 3. Reservoir Dogs (1992) - His first. Put him on the map.
    • 4. True Romance (1993) - (writer only)
      • The Sicilian scene.

    Harden tier
    • 5. Hateful Eight (2015) -
      • A who’s done it mystery.
      • After Django and Kill Bill 2, he got much better (and efficient) at shooting westerns. Hateful Eight was his most refined.
      • Bunch of surprises and turns.
      • Shot in limited locations, like a theatre play.
      • Beautiful cinematography.
    • 6. Inglorious Bastards (2009) - Quentin's war movie.
      • Christoph Waltz's opening scene interrogating the farmer and his family.
      • The Bear Jew
    • 7. Jackie Brown (1997) - Quentin's homage to the blacksploitation genre
    • 8. Django Unchained (2012)

    T-Mac tier
    • 9. Grind House (2007)
      • Saw the double feature at theatre. Personally think it's under-rated.
      • Fans usually have this lower on the list.
    • 10. Kill Bill Volume 2 (2004)
      • I recalled Rodger Ebert liked the 2nd one better.
      • People loved the superman monologue, but thought it was OK.
      • Also a certain D&D member's avatar. :D
        • Minor quip: Kill Bill was based in the 70's? But the kung fu master (the way he dressed, the grooming) was literally a thousand years too early. I get that he was trying to pay tribute.
    • 11. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) -
      • Brad Pitt shines here.
      • The final scene packed more action
      • They went all out on prop design to be faithful to the era.
      • Movie drags, pacing issues.
      • Bunch of the plot points didn't quite come together.
     
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    Respect. This is solid, see above for my thoughts if you care.
     
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    Django is probably one of my all-time favorites. Pulp is great but I just love the background setting of an 1800's movie.

    This movie was solid but not in the same tier and Pulp/Django
     
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    This list is pretty good.

    Once upon a time in Hollywood hit people differently. Some people love it, others may not. Also I think, Tarantino went out made something that is more of a departure than his previous movies; he gave the audience something they weren't expecting. (good or bad; depending on the person).
     
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    You could scramble 3 through 8 on that list and I wouldn't complain.
     
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    You have to watch the whole thing.
    This movie was slow til the end.

    I didn’t watch all in one go
     
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    I really liked Jackie Brown more than most people.

    I thought Robert Forster and Pam Grier were amazing. The other 20 actors just made the movie.
     
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