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The Hateful Eight (2015)

The Hateful Eight (2015)


Samuel L. Jackson
Kurt Russell
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Walton Goggins

Directed by Quentin Tarantino

There is nothing wrong with The Hateful Eight, in fact the movie starts strong introducing the characters one at a time. Quentin has a style of developing each characters before the movie's real action gets started, allowing the audience to better identify with the leads.
Here each of the main characters had either an introduction where they had to tell their tale or someone tells it for them explaining to us and the other characters why they are how they are. Add that to the numerous backstories being thrown in the air, what you will notice is that you are in a movie with so much testosterone that it is bound to get ugly very quickly.

The Hateful Eight is Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film set in the post American civil war era with a bad musical score.

The movie’s plot starts with the introduction of John Ruth (Kurt Russell) a bounty hunter who is taking his prisoner Daisy (Jennifer Jason Leigh) to be hanged. On his way he meets another bounty hunter Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson) who is also taking his dead prisoners in for a bounty. The Major hitched a ride with Ruth as his horse was in an accident making him stranded in the blizzard.

On their way they meet Chris (Walton Goggins) a Sheriff of Red Rock where both The Major and Ruth were to collect their bounty. The Sheriff's horse too had an accident so he hitched a ride with the other three.

As the blizzard grew worse they stopped off at a cabin where they met 4 other men who were taking shelter away from the blizzard too.

Now we have 8 people together in a cabin, with stories so dark that will make your hair stand. The best part is, seven of them have guns.

The movie masquerades as more of a bounty hunter’s trip with his bounty encountering a series of unfortunate events. To lifting up the mask to reveal straight out violence, dark humor and all round thrilling fun that will make you sit up and enjoy every bit of what Quentin Tarantino has to deliver.

The movie had enough controversy surrounding its release, with Tarantino’s comment at a rally causing some police officers to boycott seeing the movie. Another of Tarantino’s comment about Disney’s bullying, claiming the release of Stars Wars VII: The Force Awakens (2015) will affect his movie sales, as cinema houses are choosing to give Stars Wars VII: The Force Awakens (2015) enough show time during the festive holidays. The other issue of piracy will affect the movie’s performance in the box office, there is a DVD-rip release circulating the internet, which has had more than 300,000 downloads as of the time of writing this review.

The movie has reached critical acclaim. It has been nominated and has won numerous awards. This is a great movie to see, and I suggest you go see it as I consider it one of the best Quentin Tarantino movie out there.


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