I had the opportunity to see it in 70mm in the Roadshow cut, which is longer than the general release will be, and has an intermission. I recommend reading the Wikipedia article about 70mm, but the short version is that it's a much larger physical format than standard 35mm film, which makes for a higher quality picture. Tarantino acquired the lenses from 1959's Ben Hur to film this movie, and it definitely has a gorgeous look.
The film is a Western set a number of years after the Civil War. The titular Hateful Eight are trapped in a roadhouse by a blizzard, and large amounts of exposition and violence ensue. The acting is top-notch, as one might expect from Sam Jackson, Kurt Russell, and Tim Roth. The script is also expertly crafted, with a superbly done Mystery element. Whether you enjoy the final product, though, depends on your tolerance for gore, racism, misogyny, torture, and murder.
This is not a movie with heroes. These are the Hateful Eight, and none of them are good guys. Still, there's a good chance that if you enjoyed Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, you'll like this movie. It's not particularly more offensive than they are, and is extraordinarily well-made.
My overall scores are not an average of Performance, Plot, and Production - they are a measure of how much I enjoy a film. For a movie like this, it's somewhat hard to say how much I enjoyed it. It's a stunning work of cinematic art which is utterly devoid of positive moral qualities. So I'm going to kinda average that out to a 3.
Bechdel: Pass (B)
Mako Mori: Fail
What are these?
- Mad Max: Fury Road (4.5)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens (4.5)
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (4.5)
- The Martian (4)
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (4)
- Pitch Perfect 2 (4)
- Ant-Man (4)
- The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (4)
- Spectre (3.5)
- Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (3.5)
- Jupiter Ascending (3.5)
- Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (3)
- Jurassic World (3)
- The Hateful Eight (3)
- Tomorrowland (2.5)
- Kingsman: The Secret Service (2)
- Insurgent (2)
- Chappie (1)
- Blackhat (1)