17 May 2004 | Lord_Marshmallow
Tarantino for Softies?
A friend of mine and myself find new Tarantino (he's a Tarantino expert, i only like Kill Bill II) Hommages, in the dialogues, as well as in the non-dialogue scenes. The trashtalk at the beginning reminds of the "Like a virgin" discussion from Reservoir Dogs, the (violent?) part of getting rid of the hunter could be an imitation of the PF scene where Vinces blows his hostage's head off by mistake. The "thought behind" could have been making a Tarantino-lookalike movie, just without (or less) violence and strong language (what I personally dislike about his movies. Cutting ears off, come on!).
Of course the humor is not everyone's taste. If you like drug-influenced trashtalk, this is your film. the single episodes seem pieced together without the "red line" between them (except the characters like Frank and Schöngeist. I love those guys - "Halt's maul du Scheißf..." - "Frank. Contenance!"). Actors do imo a pretty good job - W. W. Möhring always playing with his hair, and, one of my favorite scenes, the headshop scene, where L. Gregorowicz stand still looks impressed.
I personally love the movie, for I'm quite in this kind of twisted humour (I love The Big Lebowski as well).
DK Lord Marshmallow