I have a goal this winter. My goal is to watch all the Oscar-nominated movies before the Academy Awards.
For now, I've watched "The Hateful Eight" by Quentin Tarantino
I really liked the action and the humour, although I wouldn't consider it one of Tarantino's best work. The plot is great and the actors are amazing. Of course, as it is in any Tarantino movie, the music and camera technique are the best part about the movie and it's so clever and thought all the way through.
Here's a summary of the film.
So there's basically this bounty hunter, John Ruth (Russel) with his prisoner, Daisy Domergue (Jason Leigh) and he's on his way to bring her to the hangman. Along the road he meets another bounty hunter, Marquis Warren (L. Jackson) who he agrees to give a ride. Later they meet the new sheriff of the town, Chris Mannix who they very reluctantly takes with them.
SO there's a bad blizzard and they have to stay at this bar. At this bar we meet five new characters:
- Bob, who's taking care of the place while the owners are gone
- Oswaldo Mobray, the hangman of the town
- Joe Gage, a cowpuncher
- and Sandy Smithers, confederal general
So here we have 'the hateful eight'
But are these people really who they say they are? Do someone have an ulterior motive? Why are these people even there?
So many questions! Of course there will be lots of violence and lots and lots of blood involved. Basically, you'll have to watch the movie to get answers to all of these questions!!!
I would give the film at steady four of out six stars. Good - definitely better than just average, but not amazing. If you're a Tarantino fan, it's a must-see though.