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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…
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.
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…
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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Righteous vengeance is awesome. That shot from the rear of the line of slaves shedding their cloaks and spreading from Z-axis to X-axis was breathtakingly satisfying. Avenging angels of blackness.
Damn, but QT can write! That scene of Dr. Schultz talking his way through the encounter with the Marshal (and the buildup to it). Leave everyone in the dark, including Django as the audience POV character: we like this man Schultz, and we don’t want to see either him or Django shot, but it’s nervous watching to see if he’s as good as we think he is. Build and build and build the tension, stack the odds until they’re impossible, get them out by means only this specific character could…
There is no western quite like it before or ever again. A ballsy 2 1/2 hours of some of the most brutal depictions of racism ever put to film. But all the while, that Tarentino coolness is present in every frame. Its a modern masterpiece.
Still love it. Probably the shortest on-average shot length out of any Tarantino movie, which gives it a definite John Ford gloss. Virtually all of them are also gorgeous on Ford's level of breathtaking. I imagine that Tarantino had been dreaming of shooting his Monument Valley movie for years.
In looking for longer shots on this rewatch, the one that surprised me most was Sam Jackson's monologue on the horrors of the mining slave's life that is delivered right into the camera. I had never really agreed with people who say that the film's flippant in its treatment of slavery, and this late instance of Tarantino forcing the audience to internalize the possibility of such an existence is a moment…
when violence is the most compelling part of your storytelling, and you're making a movie about slavery, you will probably be making a terrible terrible movie.
somehow I alternate between hating this film and thinking it's actually pretty okay. it's Tarantino's most fantastical and most artificial movie yet, and sometimes that becomes grating. but other times there are moments of brilliance in either the writing or acting and I have to admit to feeling caught up in the moment. this was my third time seeing Django, and it was a good rewatch.
That most of the film watching community has accepted Tarantino to be some surface-level director with no deeper thoughts is one of the greatest examples of elitism in the arts I've ever seen. That Django Unchained and The Master could come out in the same year and the consensus be that The Master was the one with more thematic and philosophical content is absurd. Is it because The Master was less "fun" to watch?
Tarantino's 3 major influences are obvious to anyone who watches his films: Scorsese, Leone, and Godard. Scorsese and Leone, two directors who weave their musings on toxic mascultinity and the patriarchy in accessible and hard-to-dismiss pieces of entertainment. And Godard, a filmmaker whose filmography is so…
Django Unchained is one of the best westerns I have ever seen. Quentin Tarantino has made a western that is both a tribute to the genre of old and at the same time putting fresh blood into the empty genre. Django Unchained like all Tarantino movies is about vengeance and bloodshed. This time we see the bloodshed from the perspective of Django a slave turned bounty hunter. Django along with King Shultz go on a bloody quest to find Django's wife Broomhilda. Chaos ensues. Django has some of Tarantino's best fight scenes ever. That gun fight in the house probably the best scene he's filmed in a while. All in all one of his best.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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