I was so excited when the news about the Tarantino/Rodriguez double-feature Grindhouse come out back in 2006. I had second thoughts when it bombed in the US, though, and didn’t bother catching the two films – Planet Terror and Death Proof – when they were released separately here in Europe.

I picked up both DVDs cheap in post-Xmas sales, though, and have finally watched both.

They’re both a lot of fun. Not great movies, but very cool. Rodriguez takes the over-the-top disgustingness he delivered in From Dusk ‘Til Dawn and turns it up a bit in PT. Tarantino creates a pastiche of every ’70s cheapo shlockfest he grew up on. Both take a lot of suspension of seriousness: fans of B-movies should just sit back and enjoy.


1 Response to “Grindhouse”

  1. January 12, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Death Proof wins based on attractiveness of cast, badassedness of villain and sheer unadulterated coolness of Zoe Bell (the stuntwoman). The more I watch DP the more I like it.

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