Good enough but not best enough – audience response to the movie ‘Once upon a time in Hollywood’
When such a distinguished writer-director Quentin Tarantino takes a movie after 2015, it is usual for the audience to have high expectations especially when the film has an amazing cast of Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis and Dakota Fanning, alongside the director’s repertory players such as Michael Madsen and Zoë Bell. The movie is already on screens in USA from 26th July and has recently released in some parts of Asia and Europe on august 14th.
The film plot is based on a true story that goes back to the late 1960’s and early 70’s bringing back the bygone memories of Hollywood. The film highlights multiple storylines taking place in Los Angeles and is applauded as a tribute to the forgotten era. The two lead characters of the movie are Rick Dalton former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth acted by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt respectively. Sharon Tate acted by Margot Robbie has a key role in the story.
Though the movie attracted an overall good rating (>80% on several platforms), there seems to be a sense of dissatisfaction among several audience, which generally don’t happen with the Tarantino’s movies. Higher expectation might also be a cause as pegging this movie as an early 2020 Oscar favorite before the release shows the level of audience anticipation.