This is what happens when your car breaks down on a Sunday morning and you have nothing else to do…
Life, liberty and the pursuit of vengeance.
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal 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…
"Who's that stumblin' around in the dark? State your business or prepare to get winged!"
A beginning shrouded in the iciness of the woods. America is at a point where even a tumbling wagon with a waggling tooth on top can signal the forthcoming force of death. Slave-owners, fugitives, and other scumbags of varying maliciousness don't just explode when shot. In fact, they practically expand across the walls in an uproarious fury, sending blood and guts to splatter against every cowering surface in the surrounding environment. Even greater is the main deliverer of this vengeance, as Django's journey is comprised of a delirious sense of Exploitation experience. He begins as a slave and ends as a wise-cracking, mythical Superhero, wandering off with his girl and a horse while the remains of the Old South simmer down to ashes.
Fuck yeah Tarantino. Thank you for this.
QT has done it again for me.
Already knowing that the genius is a big fan of the old westerns, I knew this would not be failure.
Rooting,tooting and shooting all the way through with some fantastic dialogue that keeps you compelled for 2 and a half hours.
I will eat my hat if DiCaprio doesn't get a golden Oscar for this, as he fully deserves to have one now.(update:it was tough to chew)
In fact the whole cast deserves to take home an award as they all shine throughout.
The same tomato juice get's used of what you saw in Kill-Bill, so be prepared for extreme violent scenes.
QT amazes me because every song that gets used for the film is slotted perfectly just like he has done with others in the past (Jackie Brown anyone).
Loved it, now I need to update my top ten of 2012.
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…
So many twists and turns. Classic Tarantino.
Perplexed. I am. I do not like westerns. I do not like cruelty and blood splatters. However, I have to give Tarantino great credit for the cast, the beautifully shot images and the educating and touching story. It is fun and entertaining, although cruel and overly disgusting at times to the level of being camp and slapstick-like. I recommend it though. excellent characters and actors playing them. Not even the 2 h 45 minutes of it made your bored.
o único do tarantino que é bom nem precisa ver os outros
Didn't think I would like this movie as much as I did. Loved everything about this film especially the actor choices. Very unrealistic in the gravity and weapon physics aspect but it is a spaghetti western made by Quentin Tarentino.
Not Taratino's best, but definitely a solid film. I know it sounds like a cliche to say, but Tarantino writes such good dialogue that the action scenes are less entertaining than the scenes where the actors are just talking. Most of the performances are great, with the exception of Kerry Washington's disappointingly shallow damsel in distress. But the rest of the cast, from Tarantino regulars Christoph Waltz, who does a more heroic version of his Inglorious Basterds, and Sam Jackson, who is Sam Jackson in the way only Sam Jackson can be, to Jamie Foxx's slick hero, and Leonardo Dicaprio's slimy villain, are uniformly excellent. It is definitely too long, but it is never not entertaining.
I had only seen this film once before giving it a second watch and I wanted to see if me liking the film was just me jumping on the bandwagon. After watching it I can say that I am kinda mixed on it.
On the one hand the majority of everything in it is great. Its got some great characters,brilliant performances, amazing cinematography great dialogue, and some awesome moments of violence. On the other hand the fact that its a 2 hour 30 minute movie really shows particularly in the dinner scene which goes on to what feels like a eternity. Thats not to say their are some good performances and some tension building up but It felt like the…
Entirely too long and drawn out. Violence was good though. Honestly didn't think it was ever going to end.
can you believe this is the movie that got me to fuck with leonardo dicaprio
Hello fellow Scavenger hunters! It's June and I'm glad to be hosting this month's hunt.
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All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…