A Teenagers Guide To Film Essential Movies #6: ‘Pulp Fiction’- Quentin Tarantino (1994)
Is it really worth writing a review about ‘Pulp Fiction’ at this point? I mean, what is there to be said? Yes, this is arguably one of the greatest films ever made. Yes, the writing is sensational. Yes, the music choices are freaking awesome. Yes, this is might be Tarantino's best work yet. But, I have challenged myself to talk about one of the most popular films in history, without praising this movie so much that I sound like a dumb film student. But if I’m being honest, I think I’m going to fanboy throughout this entire review, because it is that good!
Right from the start, we are immediately drawn into the plot by the opening lines “forget it it’s to risky”. That is how you start a movie ladies and gentlemen. If you haven’t been living a under a rock all these years, you will most likely have heard some Pulp Fiction quotes in your life like “they call it a Royale with Cheese”, “if your alive say something... something”. The dialogue is so well written, it has grown into a pop culture phenomena. Any screenplay writer looking for how to write dialogue and scene structure should observe this movie. As expected, Tarantino’s direction is fantastic, especially considering this is his second feature film. The casting choices are perfect. John Travolta delivers his come back performance, Samuel L. Jackson’s explodes in his breakthrough performance, Uma Thurman's crazy and awesome performance etc. Every actor fits in perfectly. If you go into this movie expecting a just a typical crime drama/ comedy with tons of swearing, your in for a big surprise. This is actually a really experimental film in some regards. The topics discussed and the way the movie unfolds is quite like nothing you have ever seen before. Which is why to this day this movie continues to receive critical acclaim.
When I was a little kid, I remember always seeing Uma Thurman on the poster of the DVD box art. Somewhere, a little kid like me will see this poster and want to watch this movie, which will continue for generations to come.
Overall Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆ #pulpfiction, #quentintarantino, #moviereview