Darkweasel wrote:Don't take this personally as this is directed at a vast amount of people, but why continue watching films by a director you know you don't like? Especially one who refuses to change his style, regardless of the subject matter.
I know you say it's to see what all the fuss is about (as is the same argument for most people), but surely after three or four films, you should realise it's not going to be your cup of tea, no matter how much fuss surrounds it.
With respects to Tarantino, I watched Reservoir Dogs when it first came out (admittedly this was on a bootleg video and not the best quality) and I didn't enjoy it at all. I watched Pulp Fiction at a friend's house waiting for a boxing match to come on, someone recommended me Kill Bill so I gave it a shot (as not liking 2 films weren't at the time enough to put me off watching anything else by someone) and didn't mind it ( at least not the first part...the second dragged on).
I only watched Death Proof as it came as part of the Grindhouse set and I really enjoyed the other half (Planet Terror). I honestly think Death Proof is one of the most awful films I've ever seen. I then re-watched Pulp Fiction (as I think I'd nodded off during it the previous time truth be told). I did this because I was attempting to watch the IMDB top 100. I didn't bother with IB (and I think it's dropped out of the IMDB 100!) but got drawn to Django as other people I knew who didn't like Tarantino were saying nice things about it.