PRO: Despite its middling performance stateside, barely cracking $100 million, it performed honorably overseas. CON: The title was so generic they decided to semi-alter it for home video release (to Live Die Repeat), a desperate attempt to stop the bleeding on this very expensive movie.
CRITICAL QUOTE: "A sharp sci-fi thriller that's going to be hard to beat as the summer's best blockbuster." - Peter Howell, Toronto Star
Even Tarantino admitted, "Death Proof has got to be the worst movie I ever make. And for a left-handed movie, that wasn't so bad, all right?"
CRITICAL QUOTE: "Taken as a whole -- two movies and a handful of trailers -- 'Grindhouse' is pure popcorn fun." - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
Those expecting Tim Burton to make a proper sequel to his 1989 smash were disappointed that he made a quirky Tim Burton movie instead, resulting in heavily diminished box office. As a result, Warner Bros. went in a different direction for Batman Forever.
CRITICAL QUOTE: "Burton, once an animator at Disney, understands that to go deeper, you must fly higher, to liberation from plot into poetry. Here he's done it. This Batman soars." - Richard Corliss, TIME