I just watched The Hateful Eight and thought it was one of QT’s best films. Maybe even the best of all.
I saw Django Unchained and I guess I’m in the minority but I didn’t think it was a great film. That is only my personal opinion and I know many people will disagree. But I just want to mention both films so people will know I thought The Hateful Eight was a much better movie. The performance of Christop Waltz was excellent. But much of the rest of the film seemed kind of stupid.
The runtime was 165 minutes and I thought the story could have been told in about half that time. It was just far too slow for a movie lasting almost 3 hours.
But The Hateful Eight told a great story and the actors were superb. Its runtime was almost 3 hours but it carried that off well. I never wanted to turn away or fast forward. Jennifer Jason Leigh was a standout. So were all the rest but she was extra good.
I also saw Creed and I couldn’t believe it was rated 8.5 on IMDB. I would think it would have been over-rated if it got 7.0. It was just another dumb boxing movie with a bunch of dumb jokes that were likely contributed by Sly Stallone himself.
One example, one of the stars takes a picture of something on paper and Stallone asks him if he doesn’t want to take the paper in case his smart phone breaks or is stolen. The character replies, “It’s already on the cloud”. Stallone looks up to the sky and asks, “Which cloud”?
I guess he thinks that’s funny. But I doubt that most people who know what The Cloud is will it is funny. I just kind of groaned when he said that. It was a sign to me that the Rocky movies are 40 years old and are just way past their time now.
Stupid movie. I erased it from my PVR immediately after watching it. I also erased all other Stallone movies I had there. I don’t ever want to watch another one of his films.