True Romance

Once again, Quentin Tarantino outdoes himself. The movie True Romance was
excellent. It presented real issues that some people are forced to deal with
in their lives. The title of the movie is misleading. You would think this
was going to be a love
tory. Actually it is, but unlike any love story I’ve ever seen. It’s filled
with violence, action, blood, guts and gore. Like most other Tarantino
movies it revolves around the violence we rarely see or experience in our
lives. He also incorporates
rugs and racism, hate and love and his usual corny way of portraying them.

In Tarantino films, violence is presented in a totally different approach
than movies like Rambo or Die Hard. Although you have the same amount of
people dying, Tarantino seems to have this perverted and gruesome way of
presenting it to his audiences.

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He always takes violence to the extreme. In the scene with the pimp he
doesn’t just shoot the pimp in the back or chest. He goes right for the
gusto…his balls !!!! (OUCH) Another example of this is when Dennis Hopper
was killed. We all knew what h
pened to him, but Tarantino makes sure he shows us the oozing bullet wound to
his head. Some people think this is taking violence too far; however, acts
of this nature happen in the real world every day. I guess this is his way
of giving us a “reality
heck.” Shit like this happens to people. We are so sheltered in our
comfortable little worlds we don’t even realize this kind of stuff goes on.

Variety. Isn’t it supposed to be the “spice of life?” Well, Tarantino gets
so damn spicy it can make yo
sweat bullets.

What is it about violence that is so attractive to the general public?
There are so many people who would rather see a violent movie than a movie
filled with romance or adventure. If you were to compare the revenues from
box office earnings I’m almos
positive the movies filled with blood and guts earn much more than other
movies. (Disney is the only exception I can think of off the top of my head
!!!) Naturally, if a person in the movie industry knows this will make them
mega bucks , they will con
nue to make movies like this to make more money.

Tarantino tends to slide in a little racism in his flicks. It’s pretty
obvious it’s not the main topic, but it is apparent. Hopper was unique when
he told the Sicilian guy his great, great, great, great grandmother had slept
with a nigger and that’s
y he had dark skin and brown eyes. I think Hopper knew he was a goner and
wanted to insult the hell out of the guy before he died !!!!! He was so
casual about the whole thing. He just sat back smoking the dudes cigarette
and blasting his family.

There are so many people who say this kind of movie affects people in a
negative way. They think it has an impact on criminal behavior. That’s
bullshit. I have seen violence in movies and on television and I haven’t had
the smallest inkling to go ou
and kill anyone or anything. I believe if a person has it in them to commit
these kinds of acts they will do it regardless of what they see on T.V. or in
the movies. Their moral upbringing or lack of one would be a bigger
contributing factor than vie
ng a movie.
Movies are made to entertain. The social issues they touch on are just
that, issues. The controversy they create comes solely from the opinions of
the viewers. Isn’t that half the fun of watching a controversial movie? It
gives our minds food for t
ught. It affords us the opportunity to discuss what we have seen with our
friends. We can learn from listening to how other people perceive things.

THAT is what makes a movie great !!!!