- Oct 17, 2019
He was a really nice guy and an honest person.i liked the arc with the boxer the most. he is a virtuous alpha male, sorta reminds me of erwin if he was born in a shitty part of LA.
Priss from Bubblegum Crisis has also been described as one of those virtuous low class (due to lack of opportunity growing up but they probably would've been a lot more sophisticated in better circumstances) kind of characters.i liked the arc with the boxer the most. he is a virtuous alpha male, sorta reminds me of erwin if he was born in a shitty part of LA.
I like to think it was because he was a legit nice guy but I think there was somewhat of a Machiavellian aspect to not have to worry about Marsellus' gang trying to kill him for the rest of his life as long as he saves him.i liked when he decided to go back and save him even though he didnt have to.
That scene you linked was what I meant out of all of them.and tbh the violence isn't exactly senseless, since all the characters had good reason to do what they did, but i get what you mean by its excessive.
I thought it ended with Samuel Jackson and John Travolta walking out of the diner.i found the whole scene with them washing a car to be really strange. the movie could of ended with the boxer, it was like tarentino was trying to calm the viewer down with that. that whole arc was why i think it's the best movie i ever saw.
This sounds stupid of me to say but Brad Pitt looks like one of those guys.that was the only violent scene and there were no nudes. the film depicts brad pitt as some alpha male who is humble and displays aritotilian virtues
They're tolerable for me so I guess that makes them "good" but I still prefer anime and don't really like anything with real people.nah these movies are insanely good. hollywood garbage would be like the avengers or inception
Legend of the Galactic Heroes was one tough decision after another, constantly.werid to compare holywood movies to animes but...
anime characters are always "goody two shoes" even if it's dark shounen or seinan. on top of that, anime charcters never have to make tough decisions like characters in tarantino movies do.
that's why tarantino had him killed in the movie (you gotta respect his writing abilities). he promotes morality in his movie that way. even in the hollywood movie the girl who got blowtorched was the worst outta the 3mo, Travolta was literally a big fat beta and an orbiter the entire movie. There was nothing respectable about him. And unlike Samuel Jackson's psycho he wasn't funny at all (and by the end of the movie at least Samuel Jackson's character reformed).
a movie with a bunch of well directed, well written scenes that stay in your head is 1000x better than movies which try to be deep, which imo, is what 90% of movies people label as "deep" are. i'd say NGE is deep ONLY because of the psych/dream scenes, and the targeted audienceImo these Tarantino movies aren't really that deep. I just see those tough decisions as Tarantino trying to make a cool scene.
I can't really get into it deeply like I can anime.
i like how he puts himself in his movie for that role.immy says they look like dorks
yea the ending was very good. what i meant was that the show coulf of ended at the boxer arc, but he really went abv and beyond with the whole car washing scene, and then the finale. he takes into account the psych state of the viewer and calms them down with the car wash, but the exhilerates them, and leaves it satisfying. smthn youd only feel first time watching obvImo this was a really good ending.
and you still think this movie is garbage lol????I also like the themes of redemption.
Samuel Jackson and John Travolta both walked out of the diner at the end but only Samuel Jackson survived because he legitimately was able to change.
And that's from a lifetime of being a cold blooded killer raised in one of the worst ghettos possible (Inglewood). He was so sick he would toy with people he was going to murder. John Travolta was the kind of guy who'd think it would be a waste of time and just quickly kill the targets and get out of there because he didn't want to be bothered. Jackson liked to have fun with them first.
There was really good character development.
I don't know what the message of portraying Travolta as a simp was supposed to represent. That he's just preoccupied with lust? How weak he truly is despite being a mob hitman?
Jackson's character was too cool for any of that. And imo in this movie he was so lean. He looked really good (I almost never say this about black guys).
There were also themes with him about being materialistic (his car). I feel like Tarantino was trying to present how he sees the ideal person as well as the unideal person with those two. That's how I explain their dichotomy.
Yeah there's just a lot of fetish stuff.and you still think this movie is garbage lol????
that is very true. it's further illustrated with how poorly travolta behaves in jimmy's house, showing he's incompatible with him (idk if u remember, but when trav was washing his hands he didnt wash it properly and got blood on jimmys towel, and jackson got mad at him saying he should have washed better to not ruin jimmys stuff)Here's a new theory I just came up with btw about the ideal and the unideal represented in these two characters.
The person that Samuel Jackson calls for help is Jimmy who is this really respectful guy. His wife is a nurse, he has a really nice house, he knows his way around a kitchen (he's sophisticated) and you can tell he has a really good relationship.
John Travolta calls this dirtbag and his drug addict wife who sounds like a retard and doesn't mind the situation at all with Marsellus' ODed gf.
While Jimmy's wife would divorce him on the spot with any of that insanity around.
And with Jimmy you wonder how he could've ever been Samuel Jackson's friend or been involved in any of the criminal underworld since he seems like a really straight kind of person.
I thought this was kind of interesting (I just now realized how they both call their friends for help and the two very different kinds of friends they have even though they are also kind of similar as well).
And the stoner guy lives in a junky house with trash everywhere while Jimmy's house is so neat.
I think this is also Tarantino representing the ideal and the unideal.
what was jimmy's relation to marcelus and jackson?This is another good scene though.
she's from south america...The Russian cab driver woman was weird (like Tarantino had this foreign women fetish with Bruce Willis for some reason). There are no Russian women that drive cabs in LA.
That's a really good observation. I forgot all about that scene.that is very true. it's further illustrated with how poorly travolta behaves in jimmy's house, showing he's incompatible with him (idk if u remember, but when trav was washing his hands he didnt wash it properly and got blood on jimmys towel, and jackson got mad at him saying he should have washed better to not ruin jimmys stuff)
I just watched the towel scene and Jewels calls Jimmy a friend, while he tells Travolta on the car he calls him one of his partners.what was jimmy's relation to marcelus and jackson?
marcellus is jimmy's uncle just rewatched a partjust watched the towel scene and Jewels calls Jimmy a friend, while he tells Travolta on the car he calls him one of his partners.
I don't think he had anything to do with Marcelus just someone Jimmy knew himself somehow. Kind of fun to think about how they would've met (I used to think about that a lot when I would rewatch this movie among a lot of the stuff I already wrote in this thread).
and then jules responds "damn im fucking going [to amsterdam]" (0:28)Jewels about smoking weed in Amsterdam
I felt like he was just playing along with the dumbass but I've got a really haloed view of Jewels.and then jules responds "damn im fucking going [to amsterdam]" (0:28)
i agree with your overall view but jfl if you think a gangster from Inglewood doesn't do drugs in their spare time, maybe not as much as Travis though.
There's a theory that he became the organ player at the church where the Kill Bill woman got married (I forgot her name) even though at one time I had her as an avi on this site. I hate that theory though since that means Jewels ended up being the fat slob that Samuel Jackson became by the time Kill Bill was filmed.funny how they foreshadowed that too. Jules expresses interest in going to Amsterdam, and in the end he says he's quitting his job to travel the world.
Did you mean to say too mornonic or mnemonic? Lol.Im too mornonic to watch intelligent films
I recall the scene did the rounds during the "raceI only saw the Sicilian scene (of True Romance) because someone linked it. Imo I don't think it's worth watching for me I don't like those kinds of films.