"If Butch goes to Indochina, I want a nigga waitin in a bowl of rice ready to pop a cap in his ass"- Marcellus Wallace
Quentin Tarantino directs and stars in his second major film release after "Reservoir Dogs", a film that was shot very cheap and had some of the greatest dialogue I've seen in film. That is truly what makes Tarantino great. He makes films that are really cool stories, interwoven with conversation between the characters that never fails to inspire laughter. Remember the Madonna conversation at the restraunt in "Reservoir Dogs"? Genious.
There are three stories woven together here to make up one greater picture. Pumpkin (Tim Roth)and Honey Bunny (Amanda Plummer), small time crooks looking to find a less dangerous way to make money, Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta) on the hunt for a briefcase stolen from their employer Marcellus Wallace (Ving Rhames), and Butch the boxer (Bruce Willis), who has just been hired to throw a fight by Wallace. Each of these stories has merit on their own, and the characters in each story are well written and plot driving, but the real vision seen through Tarantinos lens is how all these characters coexist and cause and effect is a bitch. The soundtrack to this movie is very disco and motown driven, which is a nice backdrop for what we are watching. The dialogue between Jules and Vince is brilliant, and there are several great performers with very small but poignant roles with wonderful humour. Christopher Walken, Harvey Keitel, Frank Whaley, and Steve Buscemi all have small but memorable roles.
The film does a bit of time jumping which can be a little confusing the first time around, but by the second viewing, you have it pretty much figured out. I continue to enjoy the work of Tarantino to this day, except when he works with Robert Rodriguez, who is an absolute hack, and in my opinion, only really gets work because of who he's friends with. Spy Kids? Really? Anyway, watch this movie when you can really have peace and quiet and immerse yourself in this awesome world of music, drugs, and dialogue comedy. Enjoy.