I especially liked the Rodriguez's "Planet Terror", which came first, and featured an insane mutant-zombie attack fest. The Tarantino feature, "Death Proof", was good too, but this was more of an ode to gearheads and muscle cars, and is not a genre I enjoy quite as much as the first one.
Grindhouse is worth seeing in the theaters, and I recommend the film, but there are some caveats:
- You really have to buy into the premise of the film, that the features are both cheerfully imitating and mocking their pulp predecessors.
- Humorous or not, the film is gory, and if you've been turned off by the violence in previous Rodriguez or Tarantino films, you likely will feel the same about Grindhouse.
- You'll need some movie theater stamina, as, combined, the features are over three hours long.