I watched Pulp Fiction last night. Why you ask? Because I like the movie, so stop asking questions. Don’t make me get defensive about it. Wait… where was I… Yes, now I remember! Pulp Fiction is great and has a rating of 8.9 out of 10 on IMDb. If you use Rotten Tomatoes or some other subpar rating website, then you have problems.
Even though it is one of the highest rated films ever created, that doesn’t mean someone else might absolutely love it. In fact, some people really hated it.
“A Tale Told By An Idiot, Full Of Sound And Fury, Signifying Nothing.”
Ultimately the movie is a prime example of what happens when a VCR and a wide selection of movies replace film school. The movie lacks a coherent center and seems more like something that was made for the sake of just committing something to film and resurrecting the flagging career of John Travolta. The movie is too large in scope to sustain itself, and, in the end, implodes because there is really no conviction behind the presentation- too concerned with being a hipster-cool riff on a crime story, rife with pop in-jokes and 70’s music (perhaps the best part of the movie is the soundtrack), somebody must have neglected to mention that the movie went nowhere and lacked the momentum to even get there.
“A Creative and Slick Waste Of Time”
You want to do something really neat? Take the movie “Pulp Fiction” and re-cut it, so that, instead of being out of sequence, it is actually in proper sequence. It can be done. Why do this? Because if you do, you will see what a nothing movie this really is. There is no central plot, there is no real theme, or story or climax. It is just a bunch of tricks and overly snappy dialog, masquerading a piece of fluff that has as much depth as the kiddie pool. Hey, more power to Tarantino, the guy is a Houdini, full of slight of hand. But are we really so simple, that we are ranking this one of the ten greatest movies ever made? Come on! OK, I know that Travolta is cool and Jackson is funny. However, let’s reserve the greatest films of all-time category for real masterpieces and real stories and not some overly slick pulp geared towards video store geeks.
“What??? Where??? Who Cares???
Wow, a lot of people have been fooled into believing that this was a great film. I’ve never seen anything like it, and I hope I never will again. This is one slop of a film, and I’m disgusted to know that it has so many high reviews. It was a confusing ball of goo that amounted to nothing. I didn’t care for the characters and never will. What a hopeless bunch of freaks. I don’t jump on the “freak bandwagon” unless they’re natural ones, not arrogant embodiments of deranged entertainment. The glorification of smut is worse than the smut, and that is exactly what this movie is. The sad thing is, I don’t believe that some of these actors were acting at all. They were just being themselves. Travolta and Jackson in wigs??? That was scary! The only interesting thing about the movie was the sequence of events. I like the way that it started at one point and ended in the same, but dislike everything in between. The problem with this film is that it tricks the audience into giving it great reviews. It uses the “peer pressure” method. You know, “this movie is for intelligent and cool people” CRAP!! Well, I’ll gladly stand among those who know that this was nothing more than a “shock flick”. It was produced to see if the letter could be pushed a little further. Unfortunately, it drags what little respect that Hollywood has with it. I’m afraid that this is one of the major stepping stones to a pathetic industry that only produces films for vulgar lust.
There’s my two pennies, don’t spend them all in one place!
Well I guess you can’t please everyone. Until next time…