Sunday, November 16, 2008
Found a mostly unfavorable review of Mosquito Kingdom on line this week @ http://wearemoviegeeks.com/2008/11/sliff-review-mosquito-kingdom/. That's fine, even movie geeks aren't required to like it. Hell, my parent's haven't even finished it, but one point kinda stuck in my craw. A lot of people have said more or less the same thing about it intending it as a favorable comment, but I think they're wrong too. Is the movie "Tarantinoesque"? I too remember the glut of pop-culture riffing/hitman/jewel thief movies that clogged up a lot of the video shelf space in the mid to late nineties and I saw a bunch of 'em. I even liked a few, but everything began to be credited to or blamed on QT like he'd invented criminals, pop music, violence, non-linear story telling and everything short of the medium itself. I want to go on record saying that I'm a fan of his, but didn't rip off Quentin Tarantino writing the script. I ripped off somebody else entirely. 10 points for anybody who nails it.