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So here's another by-product of the Tarantino/Kevin Smith indy craze that got huge in the later part of the 90's. The film contains most of what is said in the title. As one can expect, the film attempts to contain a lot of gun play, sharp tounged rapid fire dialog, and some dark humor.
The film is bad. All there is too it. However, it is enjoyable and there are plenty of things to appreciate. The movie does try to look bigger then it actually is, the director wanted to make a movie that was kind of out of his reach. Also it should be mentioned the film is remarkably offbeat, weird and sort of hard to follow in its bizarre antics.
What does work is actually the acting at points. Its not as laughable as one might expect from a movie with the word "octane" in the title. The film does come together with some mild laughs, but the film is simply trying too hard. For example the film has annoying and very much unneeded transitional vocab screens that came on screen (trying to be like Clerks much?) As far as the Tarantino pop culture dialog, there is an embarrassingly dumb attempt that made me roll my eyes. The characters debate if Johnny Cash was a homosexual for absolutely no reason.
Yeah. The film kinda sucks. But its worth a viewing to see what the film TRIES to be like.
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