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Oliver Stone vs. Quentin Tarantino,
This review is from: Natural Born Killers (Director's Cut) [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Oliver Stone is a director who loves shocking, bizarre imagery and enjoys the use of strange lightng, a variety of film stocks, and quite often too many cuts. This worked vary well in the movie The Doors. He toned it down enough to where it did not hurt the overall effect of Nixon or Platoon but it practically killed the otherwise decent U-Turn. In this movie, like U-Turn,it is just plain awful. While there are a few, well, very few good scenes, like the Rodney Dangerfield cameo, for the most part they just seem over indulgent.
Quentin Tarantino has far fewer films but is much better at making movies. The original script that Tarantino wrote succeeded at exploring all the things Oliver Stone has said this movie was about. That is the media's glorification of violence and our consequential desensitization to it.
But the heavily rewritten version that Stone made was basically a moderately entertaining exploitation film with a couple of anti heroes that it is okay to like because the bad things they do aren't there fault.