Movie A Day: Day 2

Cover of "Pulp Fiction"

Cover of Pulp Fiction

The second movie in the Quentin Tarantino marathon is Pulp Fiction.

This movie has a few different story lines that meet throughout the film. There is the story of the two “Heavies” (gangsters) played by Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta, who are going to retrieve a suitcase for their boss Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames). There are the husband and wife (I think. It doesn’t really say) robbers, who hold up a restaurant played by Tom Roth and Amanda Plummer. There is also the fighter Butch (Bruce Willis), Marsellus Wallaces “woman”, Mia (Uma Thurman) and a whole lot of other characters including another for Tarantino and Harvey Keitel and Steve Buscemi make an appearance again (I’m referring to Reservoir Dogs).

There’s lots of violence, tough times, gangsters and “hoodies”, gunfire, and many other things similar to that.

It has its funny moments too. The dialogue between Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta is brilliant.

Tarantino clearly likes to make his movies fairly realistic. When I say realistic, I mean the way people react to events, not the events themselves. When someone gets shot, it doesn’t take a whole clip just to get them limping a bit. Or when someone gets hit by a car the bystanders react as they should instead of just ignoring it (although if you look at the bystander effect most people should ignore it).

If you like violence then you’ll like this movie. If you like Samuel L. Jackson, you’ll like this movie. If you like Quentin Tarantino… well you get the idea.

Recommendation: BUY
Day 3 will be the movie Jackie Brown


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