Review: Death Proof

Death Proof (2007)

The theater released twin feature Grindhouse (2007) was released on DVD as two separate movies. Death Proof is the Quentin Tarantino half of Grindhouse.

Tarantino has his moments of brilliance. If he ever strings enough together in a single film, I’ll give him the praise heaped on him by so many others. The first half of this film is horrid. The only thing that kept my interest was the retro-drive-in-movie, badly-spliced-and-scratched-low-budget-film, and in-joke-humor-moments. The first half of the story should have been told in five minutes. I didn’t walk out only because I was told repeatedly that it would get better. And it did. The last half had some of those brilliant Tarantino moments. As for the acting… if they were trying to act like they were in a bad 1970’s drive-in “B” movie, then the acting was brilliant. It was that bad, and I hope that it was intentional. It was good comedy/horror fare. If I ever watch it again I will likely skip the first half.

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