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The Hateful Eight (2015)
The best films experience of 2015
Even though i had read the script, I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. This movie had more suspense and build up than any other Tarantino movie. I love how this film took its time to verbally and visually flesh out the characters and everything paid off in the end.The ending was also much better than the original script, and took me by surprise.
Anybody who wants a less stylized, subtle Tarantino flick will be very happy with this. I know many have not liked his post Jackie Brown films and this is, as some say "a return to formula". I love when Tarantino stylizes his movies, but it was a nice change. Even though he did back to back westerns, this film is completely different from Django. This movie is definitely not for the low brow fans of Tarantino who are just there for the fast paced violence. Although the end of the film is very violent, many people will be squirming in their seats.
If you are a fan of suspenseful, 3 hour 60s Italian westerns and Tarantino, this will be one of the best movie going experiences you will have in your life. Really hope QT finally gets the best director Oscar, he deserves it. Sam Jackson and Jenifer Jason Leigh both deserve to be nominated as well.
As for the 70mm experience, it was great to return to film and the sound quality was perfect. I absolutely hate digital projection,its pretty much a giant computer screen that someone presses play on. Not only that, but if we don't sit in the back row, my eyes hurt so bad afterwords and my girlfriend gets nauseous. Anyhow, we were given giant booklets with info on the film and its history once we entered. There were no previews or obnoxious advertisements, the film simply began. The overture was short, but very epic and Ennio's score was not his usual epic Spanish horns that QT has used many times in the past. The score was very tense and unnerving, which fit the film wonderfully. While I love his old stuff, you can tell he was going for something completely different. The intermission was silent for about 8 minutes, and then a song began to let people know it will be starting back up soon. I have not seen the theatrical version (cant wait too though) but I am guessing the narration once we returned will be altered because it had a "when we last left our characters" feel that wouldn't work in a movie without an intermission.
This was the best time I have ever had at the movies. I drove 4 hours to see it and it was completely worth it. I may just have to make a second trip. Tarantino once again has proved that he is the greatest director working today.