Don’t do the closest film to Pulp Fiction! Move on!
There is waaay too much hype for Quentin Tarantino’s movie and that’s actually a good thing. No, that’s great. As a fan of the 2 time Academy award winner, I’m actually excited about his upcoming project. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is the title, and if that isn’t the most obvious homage from Quentin to Sergio Leone, that I don’t know what it is. Well… Besides almost every frame and cut in his movies I guess.
I’m actually more excited about the fact that I’ll be able to see Leonardo Dicaprio and Brad Pitt in a Tarantino in a movie together, but I’m also excited about the premise of the story too. A period piece drama about the infamous Tate murders. Remember those? Well, even if you don’t Quentin will remind you of the, whether you like it or not.
Tarantino and Leo stopped by Caesars Palace’s Colosseum in Las Vegas this week, and teased the fans with the most exciting stars dynamic since Paul Newman and Robert Redford, as he put it.
Quentin also promised that the film is “probably the closest to Pulp Fiction that I have done“ and this is the point that I have a huge problem with. No, not the Paul/Robert comparison. THIS. Look, I’m sure the movie will be fine I really do. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will probably win a bunch of awards, will probably make gazillion dollars at the box office, but somehow I feel that this statement is very complacent on his part. Why?
Well, he’s one of the most talented filmmakers of his generations, but have you noticed how he’s not the most original anymore? I was not all impressed with Hateful Eight, and he’s a certainly a long way from Pulp Fiction status.
Look… Pulp fiction was good as it was, but it’s history at this point. Don’t repeat the history Quentin. Move on and show us something new, something fresh, even with a story that has been portrayed on TV and film 100 times before. In his last 4-5 film, he’s been using the exact same formula, only in different settings and story-lines, and it’s getting a little tiresome. Chapter divided films with similar humor and very similar character traits.. oh and larger than life silly monologues.
So, my point is… Don’t do probably the closest to Pulp Fiction film this time. Do the exact opposite. Surprise us with something new, innovative and fresh. It was those things that made us fans fall in love with your films in the first place. Move on Quentin!