Sunday, October 14, 2007

Grindhouse, Part One: PLANET TERROR

Although it was a box office flop, this double feature by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino is one of the best times i've had at a movie theater. Grindhouse is a throwback to the 70's type grindhouse double feature movies that i was never around for. I got the idea of it though, and the style the movie was presented seemed authentic- they had certain parts in the movies when the screen looked like the film was ripping or burning, and a few times, a scene would cut out, replaced by the words "missing reel". Robert Rodriguez's film, "Planet Terror", my favorite out of the two, came first, and it started things off with a powerful kick. The song in the opening credits will be engraved into your mind for weeks and it will make you want to go see GRindhouse agian. The whole idea of this movie, as well as Tarantino's movie, "Death Proof", was to push the limit of gore, profanity, horror, etc. so far into the sky that it was literally hilarious. When you see this movie, you will laugh so hard that you want to puke. Or, for those with a weak stomach, you might just puke. In Planet Terror, Rose Mgowan plays a stripper in a town that is becoming overrun by zombies, who loses her leg and replaces it with a machine gun that she uses to kill zombies while riding on the back of motor cycles. If that isn't enough, Bruce Willis plays a small role of an ex: American soldier who fought in Iraq and killed Osama bin Laden, but is now back in the states, infected with a virus, and causing all sorts of havoc. Quentin Tarantino has a cameo as well as a rapist who gets killed by Rose Mcgowan. i dont think i need to say any more.

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