The Hateful Eight is written and directed by Quetin Tarantino. The film opens on Friday in around 100 theaters in the format of Ultra Panavision 70 that Quetin Tarantino wanted so bad. It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walter Goggins, Tim Roth, Demian Bichir, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern. It is about a bounty hunter and his prisoner who find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters. While The Hateful Eight's critical reception was both positive and negative, mostly outlining the films sexist and misogynistic themes and the constant use of the "N" word, it still doesn't take away the fact that I enjoyed watching this film. Lets talk about what I did and didn't like about this movie.
The Hateful Eight kept me deep in suspense throughout the entire movie until just before the intermission where it just erupts into the most grisly, gruesome, and violent part of the movie. The Hateful Eight's transition from humorously funny conversations between the characters to the nihilistic and bloody violence is what made this movie unique and distinctive.
What I didn't like about this film was the claustrophobic atmospheric vibe I was getting while watching this film. Seven men and a women trapped in a roadhouse for the entire film.
The Hateful Eight was not one of Quetin Tarantino's historical fantasy stories, it was more based on misdeeds and revenge. Even though his other movies are not politically real, you really have to notice Tarantino's conscience when it comes to story telling.
Lets talk about the character in this movie. Kurt Russell plays a bounty hunter (who is doing a very good impression of John Wayne) has to transport his prisoner Daisy Domergue to "Red Rock" to be tried for murder. While trying to get to their destination on a stagecoach, they encounter another bounty hunter name Major Marcus Warren played by Samuel L. Jackson who is also trying to get to Red Rock to receive payment for three dead bodies who were allegedly outlaws. All three of these characters blew me away. They demonstrated toughness, durability, and humor in a way we cannot imagine. I think they are all oscar-worthy performances in my opinion. The Hateful Eight makes it characters in a way that they different from one another like for example we got two bounty hunters, a murderous manipulative women, a guy who claims he is the new sheriff of Red Rock, a hangman, a silent cowboy, a Mexican, and a Confederate General.
The Hateful Eight was a phenomenal movie with incredible script work and outstanding acting. It's very typical, you feel like you know something bloody is going to happen; but that's what makes Quetin Tarantino a great filmmaker. Although I didn't like the one location thing; but besides from that I recommend watching The Hateful Eight.