"And you'll know my name is the lord, when I lay my vengeance upon you". A legendary quote from Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction'. Pulp Fiction stars Samuel L Jackson, John Travolta and Uma Thurman in the leading rolls, This movie is one of the most heavily praised films, in the whole of the known media. It was immensely popular when it came out, back in 1994.
It's a film which is about many alternate stories, involving several characters back story, and how all these alternate stories tye into the one story; which makes up the film.
Tarantino presents a rather brilliant executed piece with 'Pulp Fiction,' in how he tyes everything together, how he creates such brilliant characters, how he tyes humour into the story, this film is like a cake, and Tarantino's mixing all the ingredients and baking the perfect cake.
Lots of snappy action in this, lots of bloody action and graphic violence, which I don't mind if done well, and if it works well in the story.
Storyline entails - Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega who are two armed and dangerous hit men who take pleasure to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife - Mia out for dinner, a few days later when Wallace himself will be away on business.
Into that you've got boxer, Butch Coolidge who is paid off by Wallace to lose his next fight. He doesn't, he ends up killing his apponant in the ring. This results in him getting into sever trouble with Wallace.
And what's extraordinary is the fact of the lives of these seemingly unrelated people, are woven together comprising of a series of very humours, bizarre and insane events.
Here is a clip from 'Pulp Fiction'.
I have to say wasn't too kean on the ending, because the film comes to it's natural end quite abruptly. However that being said as my only main criticism, the film itself is very enjoyable. You do however need to put the effort in, and you do have to want to watch it, in order to follow it.
The dialogue in this like 2 Guns, is very snappy and current to the time period its set, so you've got a good writer who has a good and clear understanding of the English language, and takes a gift that he has and places that into a script, and like 'Lock Stock' it is all over the place, the story is splintered, and you have to pick up on it in order to get the concept.
Tarantino also gets great things out of his actors, he selects the right people to deliver his script to the best of their abilities, and in turn gets what he wants in between.
This film is also very funny, when your doing a comedy in a film you have to be careful in how you present it. If done wrong the film fails, and it's not funny. If done write, the risk pays off. I find Pulp Fiction to be hit and miss, but has that little hint of Tarantino wonder to it.
So all in all, mostly good things to say about 'Pulp Fiction', not that many problems.
It's just plain and simply brilliant.
I will give it a 9/10.
Thank you for reading this review.
NEXT TIME : I will review 'Mrs Doubtfire', Hilarious comedy starring Robin Williams. I will post that review on Thursday the 5th of September 2013.