In Austin, Texas, the girlfriends Julia, Arlene and Shanna meet in a bar to drink, smoke and make out with their boyfriends before traveling alone to Lake LBJ to spend the weekend together. They meet the former Hollywood stuntman Mike, who takes Pam out in his "death-proof" stunt car. Fourteen months later, Mike turns up in Lebanon, Tennessee and chase Abernathy, Zoë and Kim, but these girls are tough and decide to pay-back the attack. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I remember my father showing me a scene from Death Proof years ago. And since the film is made to look like an old movie, I kind of assumed it was at least from the 80's. Later I saw screenshots and started realising that there's no way it's as old as I thought it was. But I love the fact that it looks like that. The slightly grainy shots, how the movie looks like the whole cinematography was done not entirely seriously? All of those make it look like some 80's B-movie, which is definitely a good look for a film.
The characters of Death Proof are all very interesting. Firstly, the stuntman Mike. He's really terrifying and creepy, which is exactly why he is the best possible antagonist for the story. Stuntman Mike could be a real person from real life. His background is just made a lot more interesting than it would be in real life.
I love all the girls in this film. They are well-written, and there's a lot of them. Both of those are unfortunately rare in films. Tarantino also has written excellent dialogue for the female characters of the film. Tarantino's dialogue is always great and so very real, but seeing that he is capable of writing dialogue between female characters, that isn't exactly alike to men's dialogue, but which isn't the complete opposite either. Those conversations are recognisable - I think I've had several of them in one form or another.
The car chase scenes are amazing to watch, and they are very thrilling. Sometimes they just happen to be pretty hard to follow.
Death Proof is good thriller. It has interesting plot and even more interesting cast of characters. I just don't know how often I could watch this movie.
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