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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…
Part of The December Project: Film #70
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,…
Magistrale. Christoph Waltz dimostra ancora una volta di essere un attore fuori dal comune.
There is strange and brilliant magic at work in Quentin Tarantino's new film Django Unchained, writes Robbie Collin.
The most consistently entertaining movie of 2012. It's 165 minutes long and shouldn't be a minute shorter, a film of surprises, both in story and in casting, and of moments of agonizing, teased-out tension. The dialogue is dazzling.
The most disturbed I've ever been by a Quentin Tarantino movie was late in Inglorious Basterds, my second time around. (Spoiler) At the end of the film, as our heroes mow down/explode Nazis, resulting in literally shooting Hitler's face off, you start to feel sort of queasy. It's not a gross out moment, necessarily, but something scary in a much more universal way. Why are we rooting these people on?, you wonder. Where does the line between sadism and heroism get drawn?
Tarantino's fascination with bloodlust, which reached it's peak in that nihilistic final sequence, is carried out nicely here. Here, Tarantino's world view is equally bleak, positing that truly it's only the cruelest who survive; that cruelty is merely…
Superb western and story of vengeance. Kind of falls apart at the end but the journey they was awesome.
There is no denying that Quentin Tarantino is one of the best directors in cinema history. All his films are near perfect and it’s pretty amazing to me that he can constantly churn out such original works of art. Django Unchained fulfills Tarantino’s recent trend of a revenge flick wrapped up into a historical context, with a nod to the B-movies of his youth. At this point, it seems like he is the only director who can be given a pass to actually write a movie about slavery and somehow still interweave humor into the material.
Once again, this film is completely original while still having the Tarantino traits that are recognizable, but somehow, still not worn out. But I…
Fand ich durch die Bank geil. Meiner Meinung nach einer der besten Tarantinos, die Mischung aus Humor und ernstem Thema macht's hier. Am meisten abgepeckt hatte ich mich bei den Szenen mit HipHop-Untermalung, vielleicht bin ich einfach ein schlichtes Gemüt.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
In Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino brings his unique talents and style to the cowboy western, maybe trying to breath new life into a genre that was once the staple diet of Hollywood in it's early years. Jamie Foxx stars as Django, an African-American slave who is purchased by bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz, with the agreement that Django help identify certain wanted killers with a bounty on their heads in exchange for his freedom, $75 and a horse. Django shows a certain flair in this line of work, so Schultz suggests that they pair up as bounty hunters over the winter and then search for Django's wife, Broomhilda, who has been sold away as a slave and thus separated from…
At first he was like "Aw no they took my wife away."
But then, German.
But then German...
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