5 reasons why movie fans can't ignore “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
With the famous cast in the movie capital such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and the talent of Quentin Tarantino as well as the fascinating story of Hollywood in the 1960s, this is a film worth watching.
The first combination of the most talented actor duo
The audience must be no stranger to the duo Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. Both previously collaborated with Quentin Tarantino in "Inglourious Basterds" (2009) and "Django Unchained" (2012) but “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is the first time they combine. In the film, Brad Pitt plays a powerful stuntman, who has beaten Bruce Lee while Leonardo DiCaprio becomes an out-of-date Western star trying to save his old career. They become good friends to face new waves that are hitting Hollywood. The combination of the two handsome talents will surely bring a booming and emotional performance for the movie.
The presence of Margot Robbie
Starting her career in 2008, Margot Robbie is now one of Hollywood's brightest stars. In addition to her beautiful and charming appearance, she also possesses excellent acting ability with all types of roles. The role of Tonya Harding in "I, Tonya" (2017) or Queen Elizabeth I in "Mary Queen of Scots" (2018) brought Margot Robbie countless prestigious awards, including a nomination for the Best Actress. This time, she plays Sharon Tate in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, promising to bring viewers an impressive and charismatic performance, especially when she reunites with co-star Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013).
The attractive script about a Hollywood’s shocking case
On August 9, 1969, Roman Polanski's wife named Sharon Tate was brutally murdered at her home with several friends despite being pregnant in the eighth month. The culprit was the Manson family led by Charles Manson. Although 50 years have passed, the murder is still one of the most shocking events in Hollywood history, not only because of the brutality but also the numerous mysteries behind.
Since then, filmmakers have repeatedly reproduced the life of Sharon or that fateful night on both widescreen and television, such as "American Horror Story season 7", "Charlie Says" (2018), and "Mindhunter" series. However, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is expected even more when told according to Quentin Tarantino's perspective. He does not directly exploit the death of Sharon Tate but incorporates a golden era of Hollywood with the two main characters Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth.
Tarantino's 9th film
Rarely do any directors in the world decide to retire after 10 films like Quentin Tarantino. He possesses a strong passion for cinema and makes films, not for sales. Each work was written and prepared by Quentin Tarantino himself for many years before going to theaters. This is also the reason that since 1992, he has just released the 9th film, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”. Besides, this talent is known for his different style of filmmaking with impersonal, violent conversations and the way of leading the story without any rules.
Countless compliments from critics
Possessing a unique filmmaking style, Quentin Tarantino is one of the few directors in the world who has never had a bad film throughout his career. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” reached 85% on Rotten Tomatoes with countless positive reviews.
By: Jonath Martin