Pulp Fiction’s Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Pulp Fiction's Facts You Probably Didn't Know

Pulp Fiction is a classic film that you can watch everytime you see it airing on TV. It is the second Tarantino’s movie (the first one was Reservoir Dogs), and it is one of the first movies that has three distinct but related stories which are not presented in (chronological) order. Beside the facts that this movie revived John Travolta’s career and “invented” some new features that were never seen before, Pulp Fiction has cultural and historical significance.

The content of the suitcase

The phenomenon of the briefcase stretches from the theory that the suitcase contained the diamonds from Reservoir Dogs, all over to the theory Marcellus Wallace’s soul was inside (this theory is due to Wallace’s bandage on his neck). Still, there is no official explanation but rather Tarantino’s joke: “It contains whatever you want.” We have to say that Tarantino gave a pretty good explanation.

Vincent Vega in bathroom – the bad things are about to happen

It is a bit more of fans’ opinion, but it has the sense. Whenever Vincent (John Travolta) goes to bathroom something bad happens. The first time is when Mia (Uma Thurman) overdosed on heroin. The second time when Vincent goes to the bathroom, an armed robbery happens at the restaurant, and the third time when he goes to the bathroom and walks out, he is killed. No bathroom for Vincent Vega!

Big Kahuna Burger – The food chain

How many of you did want to eat a burger at Kahunas? Yes, it became a brand, but it never existed (in our universe at least). This fact concludes that all movies made by Tarantino take place in the very same universe – Big Kahuna Burger also appears in Death Proof and Reservoir Dogs. Unfortunately, you will not be able to taste the burger since it does not exist (at least for now). But maybe someone will open it, and wait for Honey Bunny to perform armed robbery!

Endless Homages

Endless HomagesTarantino is well-known for his ways of paying the homage – and Pulp Fiction is maybe the best example. The famous passage from Ezekiel 25:17 that Samuel L Jackson speaks is borrowed from a Japanese martial art  The Bodyguard. Another example of homage is a glowing suitcase. The concept was taken from 1955 movie Kiss Me Deadly, with only one difference -the suitcase from 1955 movie contained an atomic device while the content of Tarantino’s  suitcase remained unknown to this day.

Does Rotten Tomatoes Destroy The Cinema?

By Henry Brown / 2017-05-10
Does Rotten Tomatoes Destroy The Cinema?

We live in the era where everything is reviewed and put on the Internet which is a very delicate place that can get you a lot of success but can also send you to chaos even if it is not a problem with you or your project. These days, Brett Ratner who is one of the most successful Hollywood producers (produced Hercules, The Revenant,  The Rush Hour. War Dogs and much more) criticized Rotten Tomatoes for their unprofessional reviews. To be more precise, they gave a poor score to his latest work ” Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Back in the days when everything was objective

Rotten Tomatoes started with work back in 1998, being one of the first (if not the first one) movie-reviewing web sites. In the past ten years, they are one of the most prominent sites for reviewing movies but these days became a target since Brett Ratner is furious because Rotten Tomatoes “degraded” Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, which is a movie that Ratner’s RatPac company co-produced.

Rotten Tomatoes As he said, in past times, film criticism was a real art, and you had to be an intellect to be capable of film reviewing. Today, everything is centered around Rotten Tomatoes’ score. According to his words, Rotten Tomatoes is the worst thing that is present in the film industry. It kills the objectivity which is crucial for movies and general art criticism.

Different people, different perspectives – different rating?

According to many online reviews (not on Rotten Tomatoes), we could conclude that people were not so delighted with this movie. However, these are all opinions from different perspectives. It does not automatically mean that the movie is bad – it is just a matter of what people like. But Ratner is mad at the RT because people take their opinions for granted, instead of creating their own.

Ratner’s Batman V Superman Specifically, many people hated Ratner’s Batman V Superman due to poor rating at the RT. Still, it is not the problem of movie or RT – it is a problem of people who take this site’s reviews for granted instead of watching a movie and then giving an opinion. In other words – people lack objectivity.

In the end, does the RT ruin the art of movie criticism? Or maybe people? If there is one thing that we hate, then it is a lack of objective perspective. In our opinion, the biggest problem is that people don’t let themselves to think independently. Especially when it comes to movies and their favorite producers who did not make a movie that was tailored by the fans visions.