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  1. This was the only movie I’ve ever walked out on. I’ve never had a problem with graphic scenes of any type, but somehow the scene where they’re torturing the cop and slicing his ears off to fun, hip Beatles music in the background…it was just too disgusting to watch. It came off a so edgy-cool-flippant, torture and killing in a cool 90’s guy kinda way, plus the dumb ass white boys laughing along in the theatre in their huh huh, uhh, huh huh…beavis and butthead laugh to this cop getting his ears sliced off and getting shot in the head…I didn’t see anything funny or cool about that. The only movie I’ve ever seen that made me want to renounce my American citizenship.

    I did like Pulp Fiction, though.

  2. Man, sometimes the group activity of watching a movie in a theater can be a downer. I saw the movie for the first time at home on DVD, and though I wouldn’t recommend it for young people, I thought it was very powerful.

    In general, I think it’s a very strange thing in our society that two loving people having sex on a screen is completely inappropriate for teens to watch, but watching people on the screen get kneecapped and laughing about it (Terminator 2) is somehow more appropriate.

    I think movies like that condition less mature moviegoers to laugh at truly horrid violence displays like that of “Reservoir Dogs”, or earlier, “A Clockwork Orange”.

  3. Americano, it wasn’t the Beatles it was Stealers Wheel playing on the radio when Mr. Blonde was cutting off his ear. No way should anyone confuse the two.

  4. Thanks, Wrenchy. All my life I thought that song was by the Beatles. BTW, 99% of what I listen to is Latin music and some assorted French West Indies stuff, so you’ll have to forgive me for mistakenly attributing that to th Beatles, I haven’t listened to rock for almost two decades.

    Still a f’d up movie though.

  5. Don’t confuse the bottom feeders laughing at it as the reason Tarantino put it in. The flippancy of it was the whole point. He’s on record as saying he could find no better way of ramming down the audiences throats, just how little regard criminals have for the police. You can hear it in other parts of the film too: “how many did you kill?” “Two, just cops though, not real people” etc.

  6. i saw it for the first time a couple of years ago. i found it pretty amusing, myself.

    i like to think pink got away with all the money.

  7. Great friggin movie. Sure it was violent, but it worked in the context of the movie. I understand if it was too much and you had to walk out, I just hope its not a reason in and of itself to dislike the movie.

  8. Mr. Pink doesn’t escape at the end. If you turn up the volume loud right at the end when Mr. Pink grabs the briefcase and makes a break for it, you can hear the police outside ordering him to drop the gun and get on the ground.

  9. Mr. Pink doesn’t escape at the end. If you turn up the volume right at the end when Mr. Pink grabs the briefcase and makes a break for it, you can hear the police outside ordering him to drop the gun and get on the ground.

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