Written by: skidog
I gotta give props where props are due. This was one of the funnest three hours I've had in a movie theater! If you don't know the plot scenarios yet, then go back into the closet.
Robert Rodregez's Planet of Terror was awesome! The effects were gross and the scripting and direction was the best I've seen. Biological specimens - infected zombies - escape from an Austin TX army base and spread the infection to the rest of the population. A few people are immune and try to survive the carnage togather.
Quinten Tarentino's Death Proof was an homage to the fast paced 70's movies Vanishing Point and Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry. Stuntman Mike has a suped up car that he uses to track down and kill hot women that he stalks. After killing a bunch of women on a road in Austin TX, he moves east and finds some unsuspecting women in Tennisee. He bites off a little more than he can chew when the women fight back.
There are missing parts of the film and bad spots and grainy parts all like the old Grindhouse or Drive In films of the 70's. While the basic plots were done many times in many movies, the stories were captivating, witty and sometimes down right funny. The camera direction was right out of the explotation eara where a lot of attention was centered on various female anatomy parts.
While this was a double feature, both movies stand on their own and don't nessisarily need to be seen together. That being said this was meant to be seen in a theater togather with the fake trailers between the two movies. That is where all the fun is!