I read a bad review about this movie the other day.
The reviewer claimed the movie had unnecessary violence & that he wouldn't watch a Tarantino movie ever again. As for me, sure, it has violence, but the really fascinating part of this movie (and all of Tarantino's movies) is the dialogue. The dialogue in his movies is completely different from the dialogues in any other movies. It's often deep, insightful, entertaining; it's theatrical, it has a hidden stain of twisted humor in it, it's about things we all speak about but still... it's better.
The scalps, the poking-in-gunshot-wounds, the carving Swasticas in peoples skulls. I liked that too. Everything looks real. It's not bloody as a grindhouse movie, it's just bloody as a regular action movie could be if you put some focus on the blood instead of trying to hide it (most don't). It's not one of my favorite movies, I've seen a lot better, but as always Tarantino manages to keep a balanced pace without making it boring, stake out a set of great actors who all play their roles with real intent and at the same time throw in an entertaining and at times surprising storyline. You never know what will happen. You can guess, but you won't know for sure until you're just about there, and then the suspense starts building.
The music is similar to that of Kill Bill, not the same, but it has the same style to it. Pulp Fiction was a bit different (wait... did that even have music?) as are the grindhouse movie soundtracks. The music really holds on to the suspense, it's sad, with a hint of... honor? Pride? Something. Overall this was a great movie, and in difference from most war movies from this time, fictional. Sure movies based on real events are interesting too watch, but the fact that this movie isn't, and that you don't really know what will happen in it, is an extra pinch of spice. Good watching!
rated 4/5: fo shizzle