Thursday, 21 January 2016

THE HATEFUL EIGHT

In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters. --IMDB

A clever movie reminiscent of the old larger-than-life Westerns of yesteryear. Enjoyable, at times shocking, particularly with the occasions of over-the-top bloodbath that increases intensity near the final scenes - standard Tarrantino. Acting for the genre is good. What and makes this movie particularly enjoyable is the way in which flashbacks ultimately reveal what is really going on. The comedy is gloriously tongue-in-cheek, the soundtrack supports the narrative, and the action, when it happens, is surprising. The special effects are very realistic. THE HATEFUL EIGHT earns it's 18+ rating for its violence - so beware. Not quite as good as Django Unchained but definitely worth a trip to the cinema to see this one on the big screen.



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