The following is a quote from Rolling Stone’s review of Grindhouse,
“Movies are so rarely great art,” Kael wrote, “that if we cannot appreciate great trash, we have very little reason to be interested in them.” Grindhouse is great trash, and something more.
Read full review here.
I don’t intend to watch Grindhouse, not yet at least. I don’t think I can stomach it. But there’s something enticingly inviting in Tarantino-Rodriquez… and the above quote at least points to the idea that the movie-biz would be all the poorer without people who break the rules. Cinema needs directors who think out of the box. And even if it is “out of the box” for “out of the box” sake, at least it is another box.
So watch Grindhouse at your own risk; and be exposed to the basest of the base… which possibly lies not in a movie, but in ourselves.