Saturday, January 23, 2016


Some time after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. Bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive captive Daisy Domergue race towards the town of Red Rock, where Ruth will bring Daisy to justice. Along the road, they encounter Major Marquis Warren (an infamous bounty hunter) and Chris Mannix (a man who claims to be Red Rock's new sheriff). Lost in a blizzard, the bunch seeks refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery. When they arrive they are greeted by unfamiliar faces: Bob, who claims to be taking care of the place while Minnie is gone; Oswaldo Mobray, the hangman of Red Rock; Joe Gage, a cow puncher; and confederate general Sanford Smithers. As the storm overtakes the mountainside, the eight travelers come to learn that they might not make it to Red Rock after all... Written by Jordan Crighton(Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)

As a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino’s work, who directed and wrote the film. I looked toward The HATEFUL 8 with great anticipation once seeing the initial trailer that was sent out. I didn’t quite grasp the story of the film, but I’d perfer that than being given too much information and ruin the surprises to come within the film. The film itself came with all the flamboyant and intricate dialogue scenes QT has been know for in his film career as this story takes place in what seems to be a post slave era America in the middle of a blizzard. I was intrigued by this selection of setting, while at the same time seeing how this impending snow storm forcing the characters to take shelter held up all together made for a great location for this early American crime drama to play out. I do have to say, this may not have been my favorite QT film as of yet, but I do enjoy how he keeps taking risks and pushing to see where he can take is cinematic excellence to. For The HATEFUL 8 I give it 3 stars for its unique story and dynamic setting and cast of characters.

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