Metro Reco: Grindhouse
Grindhouse is Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) and Quentin Tarantino’s double-header homage to the genre the film’s named after. It’s Mad Max meets Night of the Living Dead—and it’s a gruesome, gory good time (but not for the faint of heart!)
In Planet Terror, Rodriguez’ feature, a one-legged Go-Go dancer fights off bloodthirsty zombies. The raunchy rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack mixes nicely with the over-the-top blood, guts and pus (yes, pus!). In Tarantino’s flick, Death Proof, a sicko stuntman finally meets his match when he fucks with the wrong women. It’s what I expect from Tarantino: playful banter, sexy feet and tough hot chicks. The wicked CGI-free car chase had my heart thumping in delight.
The cast, including Freddy Rodriguez and Kurt Russell, is superb, but it’s the women who steal the show, especially Rose McGowan and Zoe Bell (Uma Thurman’s stunt double in Kill Bill).
If you’re looking for thrills and chills and aren’t the sensitive sort, this one’s for you. It’s a blast.