The 7 Films Tarantino Thinks You Shouldn't Watch
He's not holding back…
Quentin Tarantino has never been backwards about coming forwards with his views on movies. But there are some that he's singled out for particularly negative commentary over the years.
Here are seven movies he says you shouldn't waste your time watching:
1. The Matrix Reloaded & The Matrix Revolutions
This one is not exactly a surprise. One of the biggest challenges for anybody making a groundbreaking movie like The Matrix is that you have to follow it up with something equally as good – especially if you choose to do a sequel.
Arguably, The Matrix didn't need a sequel. It certainly didn't need one that went off on a tangent and turned an original concept into a bulk-standard action movie. For Tarantino, these two sequels were so bad they 'ruined the mythology' of the original.
2. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
This film has polarised opinion since its release in 1992. While some recent reviews have put it in a positive light, Tarantino's opinion is unchanged and he remains critical of it, saying he has 'no desire to see another David Lynch movie.'
3. Natural Born Killers
You might see this as an odd addition given that it was Tarantino who wrote the script. But as far as he's concerned, Oliver Stone failed to accurately convert it from page to screen. According to Tarantino, Stone completely misunderstood Mickey and Mallory's motivations.
4. The Town
Tarantino feels that this movie looks wrong because the cast looks too perfect. It's a bit of a left-field criticism, but he may have a point. Crime dramas need to be grounded in grit and reality, and there was something a bit fake about The Town.
In some ways, Stripes bore the brunt of Tarantino's ire at Bill Murray's slew of feel-good movies. His problem was not with feel-good movies in general, but with the fact that, in his opinion, every Bill Murray film was the same in terms of its character arc. Stripes was just the epitome of the problem.
6. The Hunger Games
Quentin Tarantino considers Battle Royale to be the greatest film of all time. And he sees The Hunger Games as a blatant rip-off of it. So it's clear why he's not a fan of the popular franchise.
7. Halloween II
He's a fan of Halloween but didn't like the twist in Halloween II. In Tarantino's eyes, the movie Tarantino is a fan of Halloween, but he didn't like the twist in Halloween II. In his eyes, the movie would have been better if Michael and Laurie were not related. But it wasn't just Halloween II that he didn't like.
'The sequels were horrible,' he said, describing them as 'like fruit from a poison tree.'