It’s been a while since I started the ‘Movie Spree’ .I gotta be a bit careful with the word ‘spree’ today, the news is like that – my heart goes to the families of the kids killed in Peshawar. The act was brutal, barbaric and to be condemned very strongly.
The latest movie that filled up 700MB of my Hard-disk was the ‘Reservoir Dogs’. This was the debut movie of Quentin Tarantino in 1992. To those fanboys like me and movie-buffs or movie goers, this name isn’t something very new. Remember ‘Pulp Fiction Django Unchained’, ‘Inglorious Basterds’…. That’s the director.
The movie is about a ‘rat’ in a gang who sells out the lot after a failed jewelry heist as he is an informer . Now,don’t compare another awesome flick of Sorceze’s ‘Departed’ with this as ‘Departed’ is a different outline where the ‘rat’ is the only nuance ..Also, the ‘informer’ gets killed here too.. 😛
The cast, dialogue and the plot – each deserve 8 out of 10 – for a debutante’s movie. The first 15 minutes of the movie gives a small introduction about each character, not in a narrative style, but in a rather odd but an interesting discussion. There is a style that each character has and the audience ( assuming a movie aficionado like me ) is quite involved as the ninth (silent)member in that crew. It is more in scenes like this where you feel you’re just into the screen as a spectator.
The characters are given their false-names with colours – Mr.Pink,Mr.Orange,Mr.White, Mr.Blue, Mr.Brown and Mr.Blonde and the other two with no names as they are the bosses. There is another scene where this naming is funny 😀
When this group of Mr. Colours attempt to steal the diamonds, a theft-alarm is triggered by one the jewelry official. Mr.Blonde goes mad ( later confesses that ‘alarms piss him off or something’ ) and he starts a shoot out. The police arrive earlier, way earlier which makes our robbers go even crazy and flee (with the diamonds taken by Mr.Pink.). Mr.Blue and Brown are shot dead by Police at the store, Mr.Orange is shot in an accident (weird one) and he is taken for help to the rendezvous by Mr.White.
While the four Mr.Colours (alive and almost alive )assemble at rendezvous, there is an argument, finger-pointing and everyone agrees that there is an informant as they wait for the boss of the gang to arrive to act further. Mr.Blonde is the only psychopath of the lot and takes a policeman as a hostage. The character of Mr.Blonde and his ‘actions’ – you gotta give a credit for Quentin’s ‘gore-scene’ debut.What follows next is interesting and spontaneous ( like the restaurant scene in Inglorious Basterds). The audience can begin to guess the informant, there is a little of who-is-this-guy thriller fusing as a bomb and they unfold it 20 minutes before the climax. But in the mean-while, the dialogues and the nervous atmosphere due to the presence of an unknown traitor keeps it going very well and some edge-of-the-seat feel.
Like in other movies of Quentin Tarantino, there is dark humour, gore, conspiracy, and add some thrill as toppings.For a debutante, this movie is good. I would recommend to watch it as it can’t be labelled too-old-to-watch-now.Well then, will keep the reviews coming.
Am a new-bee here. Comments would encourage me. ( So no profanity pls 😛 )