donkypunch55 -tj tapper -
Saw it last night with NO spoilers. had only seen an early trailer.
Loved it. I even loved the parts I hated lol. Thought it dragged in spots but the payoff was always worth it.
So glad I didnt see Margot butchered at the end like I was dreading.
Telling you, that's the real payoff.
Waiting 3 goddamn hours in anticipation of that sweet (pregnant) woman getting slaughtered in horrific fashion and then experiencing the relief and joy of the actual ending.
It was the reason for the seemingly arduous and inconsequential scene of her in the theatre. It was to further humanize her and make us as the audience more invested in what we knew (lol, thought) was coming.
Pretty much the entire movie was structured to steer us towards and make us appreciate the ending Tarantino shot.
A lot of lefty critics were complaining about how white the film is, how the only Asian is treated, how its too heteronormative and masculine, and especially about how little Robie is given to do, but I thought that scene in the theater did a good job of humanizing her. Tate had a lot going for her - young, rich, pregnant, stunnigly beautiful, famous - yet you sympathize with her because she was nice to people (the hitchiker she picks up and hugs, how she treated the theater staff with courtesy), and the pleasure she takes in how the audience likes her performance - Margot Robie looks adorable behind those big glasses. She was playing her part to be a beautiful, sweet-natured young woman you didn't want to see be slaughtered.