Surprised nobody made a thread for this yet. Saw it with my dad in 70mm. First the technical aspects Good sound system + magnetic tape = the most glorious sound ever. seriously the dynamic range of the score was tremendous. i had to get used to the shutter projections at first, but my eyes adjusted. i also loved the ratio of 70mm. it made for some great outdoor shots; especially with the mountains as the backdrop. Now for the actual film. If you love Tarantino, then you will like this film. If you have not seen any Tarantino; start with the classics first. This honestly felt like Reservoir Dogs in the wild west. 3 hours is a long film, but the 10 minute intermission for beer makes it easier. This films builds awesome tension (note the award winning score), but it also is very plodding. there is a ton of dialog - which is par for the course when watching Tarantino - but this felt like as a dialog writer he was just wanking a lot of the time. i know its a normal convention in his films for backstory to be filled in by conversation, usually by a character saying "did you hear what he did to Tony Rocky Horror?" but he did this so many times in Hateful - and far less deftly than in Pulp Fiction - that it feels really contrived now. especially considering the character who does the most of this in the film is the most annoying character (he has a purposefully over-the-top southern accent). Tarantino is in love with gore. he always had tons of blood, but it seems he is in love with close of shots of heads and faces exploding. im in love with the first shot in the movie. as for the title, literally everyone in this film is a character who is either cruel or annoying or Tim Roth. so you want them all dead for something tl;dr. it's great if you love Tarantino, but it is not his strongest work at all. Django felt like filler at times, and this film even more so. but his films are more about the movie going experience and i really enjoyed seeing it; especially in 70mm.