Sunday, 24 April 2011

Death Proof - REVIEW

Film of the Day #60/ 300

Grindhouse presents Death Proof; Quentin Tarantinos’ affectionate nod to seventies sexploitation flicks. With its scratchy print, jerky editing and retro title sequence, Quentin Tarantino's fifth film bends over backwards to establish its credentials. However, Death Proof doesn't simply comment on its genre inspirations - it adds to their very legacy and freed from the constraints of the Grindhouse package, Death Proof emerges as another, superbly made Tarantino classic. Sexy, seductive and full of suspense and character contrast, Death Proof is terrific, purely cinematic and complete with the greatest lap-dance ever witnessed on the silver screen. Kurt Russell superbly portrays Stuntman Mike and adds to the overall impact of Tarantinos’ homage to the B-movie. Some say it’s a gimmick, others believe it to be self-indulgent, however, Death Proof is just Tarantino driving wildly under the influence and there’s plenty of fun to be had in its imitation of a defunct, low-budget style of movie making.