BD: There are two important things you should know before reading further on in this review. The first being that I am reviewing the 70MM Roadshow Engagement of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight and the second is that this review may contain possible spoilers. I’m going to do my best not to have spoilers, but there is a chance some of what I write could be deemed a spoiler. So if you’re afraid of encountering spoilers read at your own risk. Are we good? Good.
The Hateful Eight opens in the blinding snow of the Wyoming Mountains shortly after the end of the Civil War. A 6-horse carriage is whipping through the snow when it comes to a halting stop. Blocking the path of the carriage is a man sitting atop a pile of frozen, dead bodies. This man is Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), a former Union solider turned bounty hunter. Warren explains to the driver, O.B. (James Parks), that he’s looking for a ride into Red Rock. If it was up to O.B. he’d have no problem given Warren a ride, but it isn’t up to O.B. No, instead it is up to the man O.B. is currently working for, the man inside the carriage.