I really enjoyed it. Dont get me wrong It’s no Pulp Fiction or Jackie Brown - but as a bit of cinema it is up there for me.
I love how he creates tension for tensions sake that then peters out to nothing with its minacious undertones then explodes into sudden and extreme violence - similar to The Hateful Eight (which I need to re watch).
I guess the things I liked are the things others will dislike.
The scene with Steve Mqueen (who would have thought Damien Lewis looks a bit like Steve Mcqueen.
The doube flashback - deliveratly confusing?
The Bruce Lee scene made me laugh out loud
The vindication for Di Caprio in the Western
The extreme violence at the end.
As a visual spectacle - well worth it for the cars alone let alone the set pieces of late 60’s Hollywood. I just hope peoiple don’t see it as a bit of esoteric cinema and more Tarrantino making a different kind of film. I’ll refer it to the greatest TV series ever made - quarry and the acres and acres of tension that fizzle to nothing until - boom. Have that.
Pitt and Di Capprio gave boffo performances that put it at another level for me, two men at the top of their game. Another reason to like the film.
Anyhoo - each to there own I guess.