Quentin Tarantino has never made a bad Quentin Tarantino movie. Some will decry Death Proof, but they would be wrong. Some will bring up his involvement in Four Rooms, but that isn’t a Quentin Tarantino movie. The films that he’s been at the helm of are all great. You’ll debate in the comments and on the forums about these claims, and it’s your Internet right to do so, though it’s a shame to contribute to your carpal tunnel in such a useless fashion.

I’ll go so far as to say that Tarantino’s last two films (Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained for those not keeping track) are his best and damn near masterpieces of exaggerated genre brilliance. I’m willing to bet that The Hateful Eight is going to complete a sort of unofficial trilogy for Tarantino of “masterpieces from another time.” I have some proof to back this up.

The big get is Ennio Morricone. Sound familiar? That’s right, the composer of Orca (this isn’t a joke. The soundtrack to Orca is God) is composing new music for Tarantino’s upcoming film. Tarantino has already borrowed pieces from the Italian master before, but now he’ll be getting original material. Anytime we get Morricone music for what’s ostensibly a western is a reason for celebration.

Another indicator of quality (though some will disagree) is the new official poster:

hateful 8 poster 2

I’ve bemoaned the state of official movie poster art before, so when something this perfect comes along, I feel the need to give the movie it’s promoting an enormous boost in expectations.

The Hateful Eight continues to prove that Quentin Tarantino has never made a bad movie sometime later this year.

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