>Well I don't see many people criticizing it based on the >effect he wanted to get out of the audience. Which I think is >a great way to criticize someone. It seems like I see people >throwing around this "genius" shit like he was trying to make >his next Pulp Fiction or something. When it couldn't be any >more obvious that he wasn't trying to make a great film in >that sense.
People wanted to see an entertaining movie. Even if it was dumb like Planet Terror. Instead, Tarantino delivered a mind-numbingly boring movie. He might have actually lowered the bar.
And I don't think people are throwing around the "genius" shit. They are simply calling it how they see it. Tarantino made a boring film. If that was his intention, congrats, but I'm not going to say he deserves praise for making a bad film like bad filmmakers made bad films 30 years ago.