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Posted: 4/21/2017 5:58:00 PM EDT
And I have to say I was disappointed, it wasn't a bad movie, but it didn't live up to my expectations after seeing what others say about it.

I know CSB and all 
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:01:39 PM EDT
Watch it again then.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:02:34 PM EDT
Like many Tarantino flicks, the first few viewings are basically to just see the plot outline.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:04:51 PM EDT
it's mediocre if you think of it as a coherent movie.  if you think of it as a sketch show, it gets a lot better.

one of the most overrated movies in film history, but it improves every time you re-watch it (preferably while drunk with friends).
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:08:06 PM EDT
FPNI



Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:10:27 PM EDT
Some things are just lost on certain people I guess. You need to look at the nuances of the dialog- That's what makes it truly special. Like his other flicks- They aren't necessarily great movies per se, but the nuances of the dialog between the characters really  is something special. This is true for all his films in one scene or another.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:14:32 PM EDT
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Agreed. Never did live up to the hype.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:15:09 PM EDT
I can't really think of a good way to describe it, I guess it felt like it had the potential to be a great movie, but they drug out pretty much all the dialogue and tried to be deep and philosophical at times. It generally felt "slow"

I was pretty disappointed with Inglorious Bastards as well but ljked it better than this I would say. I'm guessing the Tarantino style just isn't for me.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:15:32 PM EDT
I like the movie for the most part. I hate how it jumps around though. I'm not a fan of tarantino's work.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:16:16 PM EDT
If it weren't for the all star cast, it wouldn't be so loved.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:16:19 PM EDT
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Some things are just lost on certain people I guess. You need to look at the nuances of the dialog- That's what makes it truly special. Like his other flicks- They aren't necessarily great movies per se, but the nuances of the dialog between the characters really  is something special. This is true for all his films in one scene or another.
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I agree with this. His films certainly have flaws, but what he always nails is great dialog. I find Reservoir Dogs to be my least favorite of his films, but I think it has some of the best dialog of ANY movie. The "leave a tip" scene is IMO one of the best movie conversations ever filmed.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:19:53 PM EDT
It's one of the few films (for me) that got better the second time I watched it.

My wife had the same reaction too.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:20:04 PM EDT
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It has a lot of things that make it a good movie.  The cast is definitely one of them but the conversations, the shock value of some of the scenes, and the broken up timeline are also selling points for some.  I still like it.  

One of my favorite lines that made the movie such a part of Americana was when Butch was in the cab.  "I'm an American honey, our names don't mean shit."
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:21:22 PM EDT
You know what this is? It's the world's smallest violin, playing just for the faggots that didn't like "Pulp Fiction".
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:22:39 PM EDT
Another thing to remember is this was a very revolutionary film for the time in terms of dialog and characters.  A lot of the style pretty much become standard fare in later films - not only by Tarantino but other directors as well.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:23:38 PM EDT
Back when it came out on VHS I used to joke that no matter where in the tape you started it in, it would make the same amount of sense as if you started at the beginning.
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And again... and again... It gets better every time!
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:24:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:25:01 PM EDT
It is a film that bears multiple viewings.  

It's like The Usual Suspects.  I watched it, went "Huh, what was everyone so gushing about?"  A couple more times though, appreciation.

Another one that takes multiple viewings is Primer.  I think if I watch it about 50 more times, I may understand most of it.  :D
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:25:45 PM EDT
We should have shotguns for this shit.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:26:31 PM EDT
It is one of the best.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:27:54 PM EDT
after all these years, the thing I remember most the the AD in the car.




meh.

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Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:28:13 PM EDT
Watch and rewatch. You missed things the first time, trust me.

One of my favorite movies.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:28:35 PM EDT
There aren't many films as important and influential in the world of film making as Pulp Fiction.

The fact that it is hugely entertaining, to most people anyway, is a bonus.

This is one great movie.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:30:15 PM EDT
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A buddy of mine who had some film editing equipment back in the late '90's cut the movie up and put it in chronological order
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:30:34 PM EDT
Its just one of those movies you need to watch twice.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:31:56 PM EDT
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Funny shit.

The Scene
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:32:35 PM EDT
"Bring up the Gimp"
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:34:03 PM EDT
Did the buttrape scene make you uncomfortable?
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:35:18 PM EDT
First post.

Use it.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:35:39 PM EDT
Tarantino's greatest skills are to tell a story anachronistically as well as brilliant dialogue.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:36:13 PM EDT
What were you expecting, exactly?
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:36:17 PM EDT
Parts of it were really good, others felt unnecessarily drawn out I guess is the best way to sum up my thoughts. I liked it, and I'll be keeping it to probably watch again sometime. I just had higher expectations I guess, or the wrong ones maybe.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:36:42 PM EDT
You're dead to me
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A buddy of mine who had some film editing equipment back in the late '90's cut the movie up and put it in chronological order
Ever seen Memento? That movie is about a guy with amnesia, he only remembers today, then when he wakes up tomorrow he starts all over again. The movie jumps all over the place and is actually a really awesome movie... when you watch it in chronological order it's nowhere near as good, lol (there is a trick on the DVD I believe or a regular option in the menu, no editing needed).
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:37:27 PM EDT
On first viewing it is hard to follow. Upon second viewing you get the plot. Next time thr nuances come out.

Also, OP you are decades late to the party. It's like a millenial watching the Matrix, nothing is new or revolutionary about it anymore. 
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:38:31 PM EDT
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Parts of it were really good, others felt unnecessarily drawn out I guess is the best way to sum up my thoughts. I liked it, and I'll be keeping it to probably watch again sometime. I just had higher expectations I guess, or the wrong ones maybe.
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So, not enough Transformers for you?

Is that what you're trying to say?
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Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:39:12 PM EDT
Is there a sign in my front yard......


Eta: I'd be interested in viewing it with the scenes put into the actual order in which they occur to see if it was still as good.
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I agree with this. His films certainly have flaws, but what he always nails is great dialog. I find Reservoir Dogs to be my least favorite of his films, but I think it has some of the best dialog of ANY movie. The "leave a tip" scene is IMO one of the best movie conversations ever filmed.
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Some things are just lost on certain people I guess. You need to look at the nuances of the dialog- That's what makes it truly special. Like his other flicks- They aren't necessarily great movies per se, but the nuances of the dialog between the characters really  is something special. This is true for all his films in one scene or another.
I agree with this. His films certainly have flaws, but what he always nails is great dialog. I find Reservoir Dogs to be my least favorite of his films, but I think it has some of the best dialog of ANY movie. The "leave a tip" scene is IMO one of the best movie conversations ever filmed.
The "Leave a tip" scene is a close second to Dennis Hopper/Christopher Walken's "Sicilians are spawned by n******"" scene in True Romance.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:41:19 PM EDT
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On first viewing it is hard to follow. Upon second viewing you get the plot. Next time thr nuances come out.

Also, OP you are decades late to the party. It's like a millenial watching the Matrix, nothing is new or revolutionary about it anymore. 
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This might be part of the problem, I'm only 2 years older than Pulp Fiction! Lol. I will say though the Matrix was awesome even just seeing it the first time about 7-8 years ago and I got all 3 after seeing the first one!
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:41:23 PM EDT
I have watched everything he has made and it's all trash.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:46:02 PM EDT
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Parts of it were really good, others felt unnecessarily drawn out I guess is the best way to sum up my thoughts. I liked it, and I'll be keeping it to probably watch again sometime. I just had higher expectations I guess, or the wrong ones maybe.
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That's what I thought too. There are a lot of really funny parts, but somewhere in the middle of it it just gets looooong and kind of boring.

Maybe I'm just one who doesn't get it though, I don't have the attention span to sit down and watch most movies anyway.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:46:09 PM EDT
It's important to remember that when Tarantino started making movies that whole format of violence/dialog/skewed timelines was new. We're used to it now, but at the time it was new and exciting.

My favorite movie of his is True Romance and he wasn't even involved in making it, but the dialog is amazing. Strangely enough it came from the same script as Natural Born Killers.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:47:42 PM EDT
The first time you watch it you'll miss plenty.  It warrants more than once.  Some classic lines.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:48:09 PM EDT
Watch Jackie Brown if you haven't seen it.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:50:04 PM EDT
It's not an age thing. I was disappointed as well after all my friends told me what a great movie it was and I left thinking what the hell is the big deal. I liked Reservoir Dogs better.
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So, not enough Transformers for you?

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Parts of it were really good, others felt unnecessarily drawn out I guess is the best way to sum up my thoughts. I liked it, and I'll be keeping it to probably watch again sometime. I just had higher expectations I guess, or the wrong ones maybe.
So, not enough Transformers for you?

Is that what you're trying to say?
Uhh no, transformers was kind of lame!
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:52:27 PM EDT
Great movie.
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Link Posted: 4/21/2017 6:56:48 PM EDT
Big Kahuna burger.  "Burgers for breakfast.."  I laughed so hard when he scarfs the guys burger and drains his soda before he kills him.
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