Okay, here's a few:
- Excellent and intricate long takes - which are incredibly difficult to pull off
- Brilliant use of color and lighting (flicking from B&W to color in a literal blink, the unlit room with a blue backlit light)
- Sly stylistic touches (much of the intro, the dashboard of the cop, transition for the final fight scene, too many others to mention)
- The unabashed gore that is a hallmark of Tarantino films
- The dexterity used in messing with timelines and event sequences, another hallmark of Tarantino films
- The fact he isn't making a variant of Pulp Fiction - he's switched genres and has done an excellent job. I haven't seen an Martial Arts flick that focused on nearly all-weapon combat for some time.
There's a movie there, and it's excellent. It's focused on style rather then pure action. I can see how that may not be everyone's cup o' tea.This comment was edited on Oct 12, 01:26.