Pulp Fiction

Way back when I was learning to play the violin, my instructor recommended the movie Pulp Fiction to me.  I find that whenever I respect someone I tend to take their recommendations of particular media very seriously.  Since I respected, and still do, my violin instructor I saw it fit to one day watch Pulp Fiction.   
 
Two years after she recommended it to me, I finally got around to watching it.  Here is my official review. 
 
I really really liked it, but did not love it.  I would not recommend Pulp Fiction to anyone because anything by Tarentino seems to be an acquired taste.  I liked how the screenplay was articulately slowed down and drawn out to make a handful of moments far more dramatic and suspenseful.  The character development was great and all the acting was top notch. 
 
I just can't understand why some people think this movie is so.... bad.  Please enlighten me. 
 
Also, I now fully understand this image and have not stopped laughing since watching Pulp Fiction and realizing what it meant. 
 

24 Comments
24 Comments
Posted by Kyreo

Way back when I was learning to play the violin, my instructor recommended the movie Pulp Fiction to me.  I find that whenever I respect someone I tend to take their recommendations of particular media very seriously.  Since I respected, and still do, my violin instructor I saw it fit to one day watch Pulp Fiction.   
 
Two years after she recommended it to me, I finally got around to watching it.  Here is my official review. 
 
I really really liked it, but did not love it.  I would not recommend Pulp Fiction to anyone because anything by Tarentino seems to be an acquired taste.  I liked how the screenplay was articulately slowed down and drawn out to make a handful of moments far more dramatic and suspenseful.  The character development was great and all the acting was top notch. 
 
I just can't understand why some people think this movie is so.... bad.  Please enlighten me. 
 
Also, I now fully understand this image and have not stopped laughing since watching Pulp Fiction and realizing what it meant. 
 

Posted by Organicalistic_

great movie

Edited by Evilsbane

One of my top 5 all time favorites, it was just so visceral and real, it was crazy and it had some of my most favorite actors and it made me look at Travolta in a different light because before I saw this I didn't think to highly of him. 
 
Samuel L Jackson? BRUCE WILLIS? Damn it was a good movie. And that picture is indeed hilarious.

Posted by TheHT

Wait, people who don't like Pulp Fiction exist? But, what could that sort of person be like?
 
Definitely an awesome gangster flick. I don't think Tarantino's stuff is much of an acquired taste, I think you know after watching one of his films or even a chapter if you're into it or not.

Posted by Cube

Pulp Fiction is incredible. 
 
You are very wrong.

Posted by SpaceInsomniac

If you liked Pulp Fiction, you should watch this.  As you may have guessed, there's some R rated language here, so it's probably not safe for work.
 

   
 
You should also see Kill Bill. 

Posted by JJWeatherman

I made this one of my friend: 

Kinda crappy, but funny.
Posted by InfamousBIG
@TheHT said:
" Wait, people who don't like Pulp Fiction exist?   
Everyone I've ever met has loved Pulp Fiction.  I love Pulp Fiction.
Posted by sagesebas
@Kyreo: I thought every one loved it
Posted by HistoryInRust
@sagesebas said:
" @Kyreo: I thought every one loved it "
I feel like there's a huge mass of people who really despise Pulp Fiction. I think it's contingent on your tastes, just like any Tarantino film is. And this is Tarantino at his most Tarantino-ey, I'd say. The Death Proof/Inglourious Basterds style of talk-til'-they're-asleep filmmaking is more self-indulgent than Quentin was in his prime (the Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown years).  
 
I don't know. It's a polarizing film. I'm surprised the OP is lukewarm about the whole thing, because that's the opinion I find the rarest.  
Posted by ArchScabby

Probably my favorite QT movie.  In fact I never like any of his other movies as much as most people, but I loved Pulp Fiction, it's one of my favorite movies.

Posted by sagesebas
@Sir_Ragnarok: i think Jackie Brown is his best film, I like how he was much more subtle, yet you could still see his mastery 
Posted by HistoryInRust
@sagesebas: Right there with you. I love Jackie Brown.
Posted by JSUMAN
@sagesebas: I just watched Jackie Brown.  It was fantastic, and had the best music out of any of his (imho), but I still think Pulp Fiction is a better movie.  The three story lines, arranged thematically, all the left turns (marvin, Zed), and I think the inconsequential dialog is better (pot belly, royal w/ cheese).  None of that stuff from Jackie Brown is really memorable.  It's a con movie, and the character Jackie Brown is great, but there is something truly special about Pulp Fiction. 
 
Which is probably why there are people who hate it. 
  
Also, it's Sam Jackson doing Sam Jackson at his absolute best.
Posted by sagesebas
@JSUMAN: I agree with you, Pulp Fiction is my favorite movie of his, I think maybe though Jackie Brown is almost a better film
Posted by LordXavierBritish

Pulp Fiction is my favorite movie of all time for reasons completely different from the reasons everyone else likes it.

Posted by TheGreatGuero

You mean there are people in the world that don't like Pulp Fiction? They might all be idiots. 

Posted by sagesebas
@LordXavierBritish: care to elaborate
Posted by LordXavierBritish
@sagesebas: The first time I watched it with a group of friends, one who had seen it before, and I called out some of the bigger twists before they actually happened. It was like the film I would make if I made a film. 
 
For instance, I asked "Is he going to tie them up in a back room and rape them now?" 
 
And then it actually happened. 
 
And that was one of the greatest moments of my life.
Posted by Kyreo
@Sir_Ragnarok said:
" @sagesebas said:
" @Kyreo: I thought every one loved it "
I feel like there's a huge mass of people who really despise Pulp Fiction. I think it's contingent on your tastes, just like any Tarantino film is. And this is Tarantino at his most Tarantino-ey, I'd say. The Death Proof/Inglourious Basterds style of talk-til'-they're-asleep filmmaking is more self-indulgent than Quentin was in his prime (the Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown years).   I don't know. It's a polarizing film. I'm surprised the OP is lukewarm about the whole thing, because that's the opinion I find the rarest.   "
It's not that I'm lukewarm to it but that I didn't really give the movie enough time to sink into my mind but now that it has been a few months since I watched it, I love Pulp Fiction.
Posted by drummerboykhari

I think it was good. And Samuel Jackson actually did not die, which was..also good. I mainly watched it for Samuel Jackson

Posted by HandsomeDead

I thought Pulp Fiction was incredibly dull but inoffensive when compared to Kill Bill and Inglourious Basterds.

Posted by iizcallum

Probably my favourite movie ever. After maybe Fight Club and... Inception!

Posted by buzz_killington

It's not a great movie. It's a decent, entertaining movie. Not a great movie.