Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Death Proof

I can't believe I actually watched this. It is, of course, half of the Grindhouse feature, except with some added scenes. Kurt Russell plays a psycho who kills women with his car in what's supposed to be a tribute to '70s exploitation movies, none of which could have been as boring as this one, though they did have worse music.

The plot is this: four hot chicks sit around and talk for 45 minutes in the build-up to a big car-wreck scene. If you're into hair, bare feet, and women in shorts, you might think this is fun. After the the wreck, we're introduced to, you guessed it, four more hot chicks who sit around and talk for 45 minutes in the build-up to a big car-wreck scene, which doesn't turn out like the first one and which includes a lot of chasing. And which is entirely pointless, since the woman driver should have stopped the car, and, if they psycho stopped his car or came after them, she could have shot him. That would have cut 15 minutes off the movie and eliminated the chase, so of course it couldn't happen.


You might be tempted to rent this. Don't say I didn't warn you.

4 comments:

Todd Mason said...

I'm told by friends that the shorter form in the double feature package was easier to take, if still pretty dull.

Ivan G said...

You might be tempted to rent this. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Rent it? I was thinking about buying it. Thanks for the heads-up...

Ed said...

I had trouble with the first half, as well. B-O-R-I-N-G! And I had the same thought as you about the chase, "Just pull over, dummies." But I did think the chase was exciting and lots of fun to watch. I also saw it in the theatres with Swierczynski and Al Guthrie as companions, so my viewing experience was much more fun. Tip: if you watch this one, do it with a bunch of guys and plenty of beer. You'll probably love it.

Bill Crider said...

Alcohol would help. So would Guthrie and Swierczynski.