The Hateful Eight
Went to see this on Wednesday with my beloved. it was far too long but that was my only complaint. Incredibly gory but very entertaining. If you don’t want to read a plot spoiler look away now – all the characters die magnificently. Kurt Russell’s character wasn’t the pleasantest chap on the planet, but I did feel a bit bad for him when he found out Samuel L. Jackson’s character had made up the letter from Lincoln. Tim Roth’s English accent was bizarre – I think he was channelling Terry-Thomas. Jennifer Jason Leigh’s character was truly heroic. Never did a condemned prisoner make you feel absolutely no sympathy for her plight whatsoever.
I am very fond of Tarantino movies even though the constant swearing makes my eyes water. So much so, in fact, that I named the dog Zed from my novel ‘Maids, Mothers and Crones’ after a character from ‘Pulp Fiction’. At the time the name had struck me as unusual but it took me about two years to realise that it seemed strange because Americans pronounce the last letter of the alphabet ‘zee’, not ‘zed’.
Anyway, I digress. If you enjoy Tarantino movies you will not be disappointed by ‘The Hateful Eight’. It has all the trademark Tarantino elements including gore, an intriguing plot and great big dollops of dark humour which are always welcome.