Reservoir Dogs

I feel bad that its taken me so long to finally watch this film the whole way through. I’ve seen the classic torture scene in film studies when we were doing shocking cinema. I didn’t even know how the storyline went or anything so its nice to finally be able to say I’ve seen it. For those who don’t know, the film is about the aftermath of a robbery gone wrong and blood.

  • Love the beginning where they’re all talking about what Madonna means in her song ‘Like a Virgin’. All except two are in identical suits which makes me immediately think they’re ‘bad men’. I don’t know what it is about men talking about what Madonna means that makes me smile.
  • “You shoot me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize.” LMAO! Best line ever.
  • Even though it’s a pretty boring topic, I loved hearing Mr Pink’s opinion on tips and the whole tips discussion. I think that’s a sign of great scriptwriting when you can turn something boring into something very interesting.
  • Oh my God, the slow-motion walking clip with their suits and sunglasses… I think if it were done now-a-days, it would be a mockery but for some reason I found myself thinking “Damn… they are so freaking cool…”
  • How did he get shot?! Starting the storyline with the audience going “wait, what?! How?!” is a great idea. And, like I said before, I didn’t know the storyline so I wait “how did he get shot?! I knew they were dodgy people! They must be gangsters or something.”
  • Love the aliases being colours. Its really clever to get a group together who don’t actually know each other, dress them up identical and no one knows each other’s real names and stuff… it’s the perfect way to commit a crime!
  • The scenes are rather long but they work because we get details as well as it staying mysterious.
  • Love the pose of Mr Pink on the floor and Mr Orange standing over him, both with guns pointed at each other. It says so much, it feels very iconic to me.
    “Are you gonna bark all day, little doggy, or are you gonna bite?” HAHA! Loves it. Its just how I feel about those dumbass teenagers who are all talk and grr they just piss me off.
  • I found myself feeling really sorry for the kidnapped copper…
  • The torture scene. Now, I have notes somewhere all about this scene and technical crap but… like I said, its somewhere and I can’t find it and I think I may of thrown it away. Anyways, basically, the reason this film is so iconic is not just because Mr Blonde is mental, but because of the happy song in the background. There is a word for this but its completely left my brain so whatever. I love it when the song is the opposite to the visual, like in horror films when you have those child songs whilst something sinister is happening. Creepy stuff! Also, there’s the whole ‘hearing is worse than seeing it’, especially in this scene… when the camera turns away… and you hear the torture… yeah, that’s worse than seeing it!
  • OMG NO WAY! Mr Orange did not just do that! WOO!
  • Wait… HE’S the rat?! NO WAY!
  • Copper: “This f***ing guy slashes my face, and he cuts my fucking ear off! I’m fucking deformed!” Mr. Orange: “F*** YOU! F*** YOU! I’M F***IN’ DYING HERE! I’M F***IN’ DYING!” bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
  • Oh, yes, along with bucket loads of blood [which actually looks real, for once] there is truck loads of swearing. Not for the innocent ears.
    Its interesting to hear the robbers and their stories and they were good till it came to the rat and his story and it was too long, got very boring. They should of kept it short, like the others.
  • So yeah, awesome film, and its even more awesome because its technically an independent film! Hurrah!