Once Upon a Time in Hollywood doesn’t disappoint

Jacob Spivey, Reporter

“Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” is a dark tale about the orchestration of the murders of Sharon Tate and four other victims. A terrible night took place in the rapidly changing summer of 1969. A crime spree of horrific nature stained the city of Los Angeles. Directed by five-time academy award-winning American filmmaker, known for his unacceptable excessive use of violence, four-letter words, and women’s feet, Quentin Tarantino delivers another twisted story to the big screen.

Nail-biting and having viewers at the edge of their seats from start to finish is only the beginning of what the film offers. Just when all facts are present, Tarantino throws the audience another variable to push the film to an entirely new threshold. It has lots of dialogue and storytelling for almost three hours straight.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, Margot Robbie, Kurt Russel, and Michael Madsen all come together to create an amazing cast. This movie is definitely one to go catch with your friends. Grab yourself that large popcorn and Pepsi with some candy and buckle up for a jaw locking, plot-twisting, and well-written masterpiece.

The acting truly shows what it means to be a professional actor. The skill and commitment shows from role to role. DiCaprio portrays an internal struggle as a declining TV star. Pitts’ performance as a crazy and fearless stunt double who seems to take each battle thrown his way with ease is strong. Russel brings another careful, fierce and uptight character to life. No matter what kind of films you are into, this is one to add to the list of must-watch.

Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and Cliff Booth (Pitt), a dynamic duo, try to navigate their way through a changing industry. Sharon Tate (Robbie) is a pregnant American actress and model just living her life. Charles Manson (Damon Herriman) is full of hatred and confused by humanity.

The film contains remarkable performances from modern-day actors and actresses. A multitude of timelines are mixed into fiction. Tarantino has brought a different meaning to fairy tales and the phrase once upon a time. The humor is great and differs from character to character.

This had a classic Tarantino feel when it comes to suspense and unpredictability. It shows the audience how volatile and distinct Tarantinos’s style of filmmaking remains. It is an original tale where the main characters are given plenty of time to introduce themselves before the plot starts to intrude. From the drama, suspense, frustration and all the way down to the joy. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is well worth the money, well worth the wait toward the climax, and well worth the emotional investment it seems to have on a person. It is mature and there will never be another like it. Enjoy the humor, hippies, and violence.