Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror is by far the better of the two films (Death Proof being the other) that come together to create Grindhouse. This is one of the more darkly comedic and stylized, zombie survival movies out there, clearly a homage to all those old B-movies from back in the day. From the 'missing reel' gags to the choppy editing, the movie is flat out brilliant. Rodriguez did his homework on the genre and created a fantastic genre piece that is destined to find a solid cult following.
Each character here gets their own story, some being more serious and others being quite humorous, but they all come together to create a bizarre story. Everyone in the movie seems to have a hidden agenda or some sort of cryptic undertone that carries over throughout the entire movie. That's what makes each story entertaining, you never know what the characters are capable of, especially during a zombie outbreak. But what really made the movie special was the aesthetics used in the movie to give it some visual flair, these days zombie movies are so common that they lack any originality, at least here they took a gamble and in my eyes, it paid off. You couldn't ask for a movie where the people behind the camera are having just as much fun as those in front of the camera. This is a movie you have to experience.
In the end, this movie demands an acquired taste (horror aficionados and zombie lovers), others might not appreciate what the filmmakers were trying to accomplish. Planet Terror, along with Death Proof was a huge gamble on behalf of everyone involved behind the camera, and I'd have to say it was halfway successful.....this movie being the successful half.