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Life, liberty and the pursuit of vengeance.
A slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from the brutal Calvin Candie, a Mississippi plantation owner.
"Gentlemen, you had my curiousity. But now, you have my attention."
Quentin Tarantino has had my attention since the very first time I saw Pulp Fiction. It was the first film I ever saw where one of the first words that came to mind was masterpiece! It was my first Tarantino, I've seen everything he's directed since and I've been impressed every damn time. In my opinion he simply doesn't make bad films.
So with everything I said in the above paragraph in mind, I went into Django Unchained with very high expectations.
HOLY SHIT! Tarantino not only meets my high expectations of him but he far exceeds them. Simply put he has created another masterpiece that will…
It was only a matter of time before Tarantino tackled the Western directly. His career from the very beginning has openly referenced the genre and the great directors that made their name in it. What surprised me most about Django Unchained, his latest epic revenge fantasy, is that whilst it quite clearly references the likes of Leone, Corbucci and Sollima, as well as obscure and forgotten blaxploitation flicks, it is rarely a slave (if you pardon the pun) to the films it doffs its stetson too. Unlike Kill Bill which was essentially a finely tuned mixtape of homages and pastiches, here the references are background details and in that way this might be Tarantino’s most confident work in over a…
It's not you, Django, it's me. At least I think it is.
First off, I do not like Westerns. At all. I had my hopes pinned on Mr. Tarantino to save the genre for me, but I'm afraid he didn't. Second, I love Tarantino. I have seen all his films and while not all his films are masterpieces, there are some true gems there. I also have no problems with the 'Tarantino universe' and his self-referential, homage/collage style. It works for me. And the ironic thing is that it is exactly that that seems to be this film's biggest flaw. More on that later, first the good bits.
The acting is absolutely superb. The main trio of performances, with the…
You know how I only normally do one quote at the beginning of my reviews? Well, just to emphasise the genius of the dialogue, here’s four of the best lines from the four leads:
“Jesus Christ, Stephen, what is the point of having a n***er that speak German, if ya can’t wheel ‘em out when you have a German guest?!” – Calvin Candie
“Django! You uppity son of a-” - Stephen
“Our mutual friend has a flair for the dramatic.” - Dr King Schultz
“D’Artagnan, motherf**ker!” - Django Freeman
Well…where to start? I don’t really know. I know for sure that its Tarantino’s 4th best film to date, but that doesn’t really tell me how much I love it. It…
Jackie Brown, Reservoir Dogs, Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction. Quentin Tarantino's filmography reads like a symphony of revenge, blood, sam jackson and laughs. His latest entry, also a two word title, is Django Unchained. And it may be his best movie yet.
Revenge has really taken a hold of QT's writing as of late. He seems to really get inspiration from these characters that are hell bent on hell sending. If you thought the protagonist in Kill Bill was a bad ass, revenge seeking mother fucker, well wait till you see Django. Jamie Foxx is a volatile, whipped, ripped bad ass that I don't think anyone will soon forget. His play on the classic character archetype of very little…
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Snappy Dialogue with lots of profanity?
Anachronistic pop songs?
An attempt to emulate Sergio Leone and Jean Luc Godard?
Loads of cameos from various notable B actors and lower?
A wicked sense of humor?
Yup. It's a Tarantino film.
Before I get into the more negative part of my review, I feel as if I should clarify something: I had a blast watching Django Unchained. I didn't really expect it to have the effect on me, but it did. I was smiling the whole time, I was laughing at all the right moments, and I got excited at all the exciting parts. In that respect,…
I liked this much more second time around. Some great shoot outs and over the top performances.
Beyond the potentially very problematic racial content, my disappointments with this movie are almost all artistic: it's a bloated slog, especially after DiCaprio enters, almost entirely lacking in Tarantino's inspired zip. The insane cast is mostly wasted delivering jokes that don't hit and dialogue that's more aimless than clever. Great use of that Jim Croce song, though. FYI: the Civil War started in 1861.
Django Unchained was wildly entertaining film with a caliber and style that I've come to expect from Tarantino.
My main problem with the film was its character development. One moment, Django is a timid slave who is for the first time experiencing freedom. And the next moment he is a gun slinging badass. Also, other than the fact that he was a free black man in the South, there wasn't anything particularly interesting or compelling about his character.
The overall progression of Django's character in the beginning of the movie just felt a little rushed and I felt it could have been done better.
Funny, entertaining, bloody, and a bloody fantastic make by Tarantino.
Spoiler alert: Leonardo DiCaprio doesn't make it to the end. Absolute shocker.
Good storyline and a fair few funny moments
This is a really uneven western movie: some music choices are out of place, characters doing things out of character and the boring padding. Even the cleverness of writing is a bit dimmed in those tarantinoesque dialogue-monologue scenes. It's really a notch above the average.
I've officially seen all of Tarantino's films and with Django Unchained, he has made his greatest film yet. I've always felt Quentin Tarantino's films had a certain emotional hollowness to them, despite all the spectacle, and clever nuanced dialogues. I've always considered him to be a "good" director, but nothing more as the emotional part of a story is what is most appealing to me...and he managed to change that with Django Unchained, which is his most intelligent, sophisticated, unflinchingly brutal, emotional and overall well made film to date.
The first half of the movie is masterfully done. Many scenes had my eyes wide open in either awe or fear at the unflinchingly brutal and yet masterfully beautiful execution. The…
Four unshackled, angry slaves stand over a man pinned under a horse. As the man begs for them not to kill him, one of the slaves points a shotgun down and pulls the trigger, resulting in the moment I realized what kind of movie I was about to witness.
Django Unchained shows no remorse. It holds nothing back. And it's one of those cinematic experiences that leaves you begging for more. Its one of those movies you can only see thanks to a master auteur like Quentin Tarantino.
It's a simple as this: there is no current filmmaker who has a better grasp on what they are trying to do than Tarantino himself. This dude knows exactly what he's doing.…
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