Let’s slow it down. Let’s slow it way down.


Six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive Daisy Domergue, race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren, a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix, a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob, who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray, the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage, and Confederate General Sanford Smithers. As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…

Being a Tarantino fan is practically a cliche these days. His detractors will say that he just does the same thing every time; ripping off his influences, trying to elevate the exploitation films that he loved as a kid, etc. But those of us who still love QT’s work don’t care. I honestly don’t give a shit that The Hateful Eight is clearly just Tarantino doing Reservoir Dogs in an Old West setting. This trailer looks great, the cast looks great…this movie looks great! And as far as I’m concerned, he can just keep on doing that. Next I want Pulp Fiction set during World War 2. C’mon, tell me that doesn’t sound great.

The Hateful Eight comes out January 8, 2016.

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