Eight seconds to what.
We’ll never understand the fuss around Django Unchained, particularly the Oscars it managed to nab. Christoph Waltz won his second Oscar for acting like a nicer version of the character he won his first Oscar for and Quentin Tarantino won an Oscar for his screenplay, which was undoubtedly the worst screenplay he’s ever written. The Hateful Eight is Tarantino’s next film and it’s looks very much in similar territory as Tarantino’s past few flicks, in terms of it’s Western-ish aesthetic. There’s a McCabe and Mrs Miller type vibe going on visually, a Spaghetti Western type vibe going on with the music (Ennio Morricone wrote the score) and actually sort of a Reservoir Dogs type vibe going on with the narrative.
We’re certain that The Hateful Eight will be entertaining – all of Tarantino’s movies are – but there’s the distinct sense that the director is past his masterpiece stage. The closest he’s come to realising the full potential of an idea and really committing his talent to the screen was with Inglourious Basterds. We’d love to be proved wrong by The Hateful Eight.
Interesting tidbit – Walt Disney’s last words were ‘Kurt Russell. Look it up.
“While racing toward the town of Red Rock in post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunter John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) encounter another bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) and a man (Walton Goggins) who claims to be a sheriff. Hoping to find shelter from a blizzard, the group travels to a stagecoach stopover located on a mountain pass. There, they encounter four strangers, and soon learn that they may not make it to their destination after all.”
The Hateful Eight stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern and is set for release in December, 2015.
Check out the trailer below –