Quintin Tarantino will be debuting his eighth film, titled “The Hateful Eight”, in theaters on Christmas day.
“The Hateful Eight” takes place a few years after the Civil War and follows the story of eight strangers who are taking shelter at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover while waiting for a blizzard to die down so they can continue making their way to the town of Red Rock.
The only trailer available shows a bounty hunter who goes by the name John Ruth with his captured fugitive, Daisy Domergue, traveling to the town so Ruth can turn in his bounty.
Along the way the duo comes across a former Civil War Union Officer turned bounty hunter, Major Marquise Warren, standing in the middle of the road with two dead bodies.
Warren asks if he can get a ride in Ruth’s carriage since they’re headed to the same town. Ruth allows him to ride along.
However, due to the weather conditions in Wyoming, their travels come to a halt.
The passengers take refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery and when John Ruth and his fellow travelers enter the place, they are greeted by four strangers also waiting for the blizzard to end.
This creates a lot of tension because Ruth’s fugitive is wanted for murder and is worth a lot of money.
Ruth suspects that some men held up in the stopover intend to take the fugitive as their own for the money, creating a tense atmosphere of dis-trust and paranoia.
Fans of Tarantino’s movies can expect to see a lot of familiar faces including Samuel Jackson, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth and Tarantino himself. Kurt Russell also returns to the screen.
Since the late 1980’s, Tarantino, a screen writer, producer and actor, has contributed to the world by producing arguably some of the best films to date.
Among these films are “Pulp Fiction,” “Reservoir Dogs” and “Kill Bill.”According to Time Magazine, he is among the 100 most influential people in the world.
His unique take on crime/drama films by not taking them too seriously and adding a satirical sense of humor is most likely the reason for this.
I appreciate what Tarantino is doing in his films.
He has been switching it up a bit with his last two films, which were on the historical side taking us back in time to World War II in “Inglorious Bastards” and the harsh realities of slavery in his spaghetti western “Django Unchained.”
This film, “Hateful Eight”, is also a western, but I’m a bit concerned with the plot.
From what I’ve read about it and seen in the trailers, the plot feels like “Reservoir Dogs,” which had the same situation of strangers being in an enclosed space together, all paranoid that the man next to them may not be who he says he is.
This feels cheap to me.
But my expectations for this next film aren’t low.
I’m sure that Tarantino has found a way to make this plot fresh and as entertaining as ever.