The new full length trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s latest film ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ was released and the first reviews for the movie have also arrived…
Quentin Tarantino has said that his newest film ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ is the movie closest in relation to his groundbreaking film ‘Pulp Fiction’ which helped make the prolific writer and director a household name.
The film set in Hollywood in 1969 follows an aging actor played by Leonardo DiCaprio and his longtime stunt man played by Brad Pitt as they try to navigate an industry that has largely already chewed them up and spit them out again. In the film, Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Rick Dalton happens to live next door to the new Hollywood ‘it’ couple — actress Sharon Tate and her husband Roman Polanski — just months ahead of the gruesome Manson family murders that claimed the lives of Tate and her unborn baby.
A new trailer for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ arrived on Wednesday as the film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in France with the first reviews already being released.
From the Los Angeles Times:
“This is hardly the first time that this director has turned fiction and reality into blood-slicked bedfellows; nor is it the first time he has made the outrageous suggestion that cinema, as both an art and an industry, can make up for some of life’s most grievous imperfections in ways that nothing else can. Spoilers or no spoilers, you may not be terribly surprised, which doesn’t mean you won’t be astonished.”
From the Hollywood Reporter:
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is uneven, unwieldy in its structure and not without its flat patches. But it’s also a disarming and characteristically subversive love letter to its inspiration, in which Tarantino rebuilds the Dream Factory as it existed during the time of his childhood, while rewriting the traumatic episode often identified as the end of that era.”
“You can say, as many will, that it’s only a movie. But for much of “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood,” Tarantino brilliantly uses the presence of the Manson girls to suggest something in the Hollywood cosmos that’s diabolical in its bad vibes. And the way the movie resolves all this feels, frankly, too easy. By the end, Tarantino has done something that’s quintessentially Tarantino, but that no longer feels even vaguely revolutionary. He has reduced the story he’s telling to pulp.”
‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ lands in theaters on July 26 but you can check out the trailer above right now ahead of the release.