My Cinema shame for February is a serious one indeed. Whenever in discussions with my film loving friends there can never be a moment that Pulp Fiction is not mentioned. There is not a conversation that can happen without having the greatest film of all time according to some be brought up. Genius. Masterpiece. Magnum Opus. These are just some of the words used to describe Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar winning 1994 film.
Now that I have finally seen it, am I officially on the bandwagon? My answer is no. Now before I am crucified, let me say that I did not dislike the movie at all. I just did not love it with all my heart and soul as so many others have.
I have finally seen all of Tarrantino’s work. And I am a fan. However when it comes to overall enjoyability, Pulp Fiction is lower on the list of his films. I would personally rank them as follows:
Kill Bill (Vol 1&2)
I never have been a fan of films that have multiple stories that are linked together by some common theme. I don’t mind non-linearity so I was fine with that element. I think another thing that I was not a fan of was the dialogue which I know people say is Tarantino’s greatest strength, but I just find it tedious so often throughout the film. I do however love Sam Jackson’s rant. Now I finally know what “Say What again” means.
I did not dislike Pulp Fiction. I just did not see the overwhelming greatness that others have felt. At least I can finally admit to seeing it. I’ll await my condemnation later.