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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…
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…
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,…
After a very short time watching this film, you know it's a Tarantino film. And this is a very good thing. A wonderful story, another very good sound track, brilliantly timed humor with some very good performances, including a stand out performance by Chrisoph Waltz. If you love Tarantino, love rich entertainment and in general love a good time, this film is an absolute must see.
Django is Well Django. a lot of the N word being tossed amongst a gripping neo-western.
Westerns haven’t died out as much as I thought they had, now I think about it. I mean, they did but they are still popping up around the place. I remember in “Argo” in a scene when they are trying to come up with a fake movie idea to cover up their plans to enter Iraq, they decided not to feature a horse because that would automatically make the film a western, and “nobody makes westerns anymore”. That was just after John Wayne had died, one of the kings of the genre back in its hay day. Now though, films like “3:10 to Yuma”, the “True Grit” remake from the Coen brothers, the overtly lengthily named “The Assassination of Jesse…
For my money, this is Tarantino's best work to date. I fucking love it. I have to take off a bit for some pacing issues at times, but otherwise it is just too damn fun to ignore. 4.5 out of 5 Chat-aki mushrooms.
I make it no secret that I don't like Tarantino as a filmmaker. "Inglorious Basterds" is the only one of his films that I enjoyed. Now there is one more. I actually enjoyed "Django". It's very bold in its marriage of comical violence and satire with the horrors of slavery to the point of making me cringe a few times, and it did have some overlong scenes (which is classic Tarantino), but it was entertaining.
Approximately my 20th rewatch. I still enjoy this as much as I did the first time I saw it in theaters. Blissful shit-eating grinning and mad chants of "BADASS! FUCKING BADASS!" in spades.
Favorite Film! Just a masterpiece!
Though it suffers from some pacing issues, Django Unchained is still a hell of a fun ride that's swung more like a tall tale or legend rather than a true period piece. Django's mythical story is made even more rich via fantastic performances, plenty of gratuitous violence and a myriad of interesting perspectives of one of the worst periods of US history. Couldn't expect much less from Quentin Tarantino.
In Django unchained there was a use of an Establishing Shot in the scene when a dog is sicked on the slave who does not want to fight anymore. The shot shows an African American man in a tree surrounded by armed men with dogs. The use of the imagery of the man in the tree and all the people with guns surrounding it givers the viewer an idea that the man ran up and is a slave. The following scenes confirm this assumption.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- Django Unchained
- The Wolf of Wall Street
- The Dark Knight
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- The Grand Budapest Hotel
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