Fight to The Death is an ongoing feature where staffers and readers get to vote and explain why one film/show/franchise etc is better than the other OR whether one fictional character would be able to kill another. This month’s featured rumble is The Quentin Tarantino Tournament.
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Notes: I didn’t include Tarantino’s Four Rooms segment although I did try to make it work somehow. With the number of films he’s written and/or directed, it made sense that if there had to be one odd one out – then a short film would have to be the sacrifice this time. Also – I had to combine both volumes of Kill Bill to make the first round viable but I’m not too hung up on that either since I consider those two releases to be one massive film anyway.
There will be one battle every week until the winner is crowned – so check our TWITTER and FACEBOOK pages for LIVE UPDATES (however the tournament bracket will be updated with results every few days with commentary right here in this article on the battle progress with voter tallies and more! **Follow the action daily with the hashtag #FightToTheDeath
Battle 1: Pulp Fiction VS Reservoir Dogs VS Jackie Brown
Winner: Pulp Fiction 75% of Total Votes
There was 0 love for Jackie Brown in this first round matchup and although I feel bad for the underrated Tarantino heist thriller, I do agree with the readers in their votes this time. Pulp Fiction is still my favorite Tarantino film and as great as his work has been since 1994, I don’t believe he’ll ever top this masterpiece. It’s the best movie ever made in my opinion and anything else that comes close to it — is a remarkable achievement. If you wanted to talk about “stand-out” moments in Tarantino’s filmography, then you only have to compare the amount of those featured in Pulp Fiction to that of Reservoir Dogs and Jackie Brown (The only part of Jackie Brown I really loved was the parking lot disagreement between Robert De Niro’s character and Bridget Fonda’s… Hilarious results.
Battle 2: From Dusk Till Dawn VS Inglourious Basterds VS Death Proof
Winner: Inglourious Basterds 60% of Total Votes
Now, I personally would have chosen Inglourious Basterds as the best of this trio, but the battle was certainly more interesting than week one. Hell, even Death Proof WON our Twitter poll with 40 percent of the votes and although I love that, I’m still confused by it to be honest. People love those car crashes man – I mean… Although Tarantino’s half of GrindHouse doesn’t get the love it deserves, that first head-on crash sequence is one of the most brutal and incredible vehicular stunts ever filmed. I also adore From Dusk Till Dawn, but not even a foot suckin’ supporting acting performance from Quentin himself could put that little gem in the running against the mighty Christoph Waltz. THAT’S A BINGO!
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