Movie Review: Death Proof

Quentin Tarantino movies are usually a bit over-the-top and super indie. That’s probably because he’s one of the few indie/cult movie directors that have made it to the big screen can find the right audiences to love his stuff.
The movie Death Proof is no different. A whole cast of pretty famous people from Kurt Russell to Rose Mcgowan, this movie was written in the same light as the old slasher/thriller genres.
Death Proof’s plot is pretty simple. It’s about Stuntman Mike (Russell) whom is a serial killer that kills women with his 1969 Charger. What’s interesting is how the movie is shot though. It takes into account all the little nuances of the older B-rated color movies, including all of the errors and skips where the movie was edited and spliced back together. That was definitely an interesting touch which gave the whole movie a old school feel.
In the usual Tarantino vein, this movie is not for those that are not fond of his usual slasher type movies. Parts do fly, and there’s a lot of content that is not suitable for children, and I’d go as far as to say some adults would be peeking through their hands as they gasp in horror. But like Kill Bill, it’s one of the more unique styles of cinematography of this age.

  • I recently saw Planet Terror, another grindhouse production. Yes it’s definitely along the lines of Kill Bill, yet has the ‘scratchy old movie’ effect.
    I am sorry I got it on pay-per-view. I would have preferred to see it off of the $2 rental rack.

  • I recently saw Planet Terror, another grindhouse production. Yes it’s definitely along the lines of Kill Bill, yet has the ‘scratchy old movie’ effect.
    I am sorry I got it on pay-per-view. I would have preferred to see it off of the $2 rental rack.