|Posted: 17 August 2019 at 12:59am | IP Logged | 6
It's a strange flick, though. It wasn't what I expected at all.
It's more of a hangout, laid back film until the last half hour (which is brilliant).
While obviously enjoying it I didn't know quite what to make of it while watching it, but at the end it all came together. QT's done it again.
Tarantino being an LA native and uber film nerd he might never have considered that this tragic event isn't THAT universally known (like, say, World War II). While most people know Charles Manson by name outside of the US, I don't know if everybody in this generation knows the details of the infamous Tate house murders (some of my friends didn't know at all).
And if you don't know that, the movie directly makes no sense. Maybe that's why the film isn't doing that great internationally.
The other kinda strange thing is the Bruce Lee characterization. Lee's daughter and Kareem Abdul Jabbar among others came out and said it was disrespectful and out of character.
I'm a huge Lee fan but I had fun with the scene. It was unexpected, and I thought the actor was great. Lee was kinda cocky, and I could see something like that happening. It's played for laughs, and everybody knows QT worships Lee and his legacy. I think it was a good natured comedy bit, but I understand some people can be sensitive over it.