The eighth move from Quentin Tarantino is a bloody, luxurious ride in the Old West.  He shot the movie in 70mm, but for some reason, all the epic outdoor shots come in the first ten minutes of the film.  Personally, I couldn’t tell the difference between 70mm and digital, but the movie did look nice.

That being said, 8 is a trapped-in-the-cabin movie.  Kurt Russel’s character, the Hangman, is bringing in Jennifer Jason Leigh to hang in Red Rock.  Due to a blizzard, he ends up picking up to passengers, both who were stranded separately on the road.  One is Major Warren (Samuel L. Jackson) and the other is Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins).  They make it to a cabin where a second stage of other travelers are hold over, riding out the storm.

The question is, are they just travelers or are they there to free the Hangman’s prisoner?  The cast is pretty stellar:  Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth and Zoe Bell to name a few.  One unmentioned actor stands out as the only one that looks way too Hollywood to be standing on a Western set.  Some of the scenes, especially one particular flashback, is a bit over-the-top and gratuitous even for a movie this bloody and full of N-bombs.  Still, it’s well paced and even with it’s three hour length and Intermission, it didn’t feel all that long.

Anyhow, there’s not a whole lot of reason to travel all the way to a movie theater these days, but the Hateful 8 is one, bros.

I give it 9 out of 10 keggers.